Coupeville’s Haller House – A Mysterious Portal to America Settling the Oregon Territory

 

Built in 1866 this home still holds the spirit and style of the 19th century.

Some 19 “Grand Dames” remain in Central Whidbey; homes built when Americans were expanding westward into the Oregon Territory. These homes possibly represent the greatest concentration of 19th century homes in the western U.S.
The Haller House, built by Colonel Granville Haller, is unique because the home was only lightly introduced to modern features such as indoor plumbing and electricity.

Today, the home sits abandoned and in private hands.  A recent attempt to buy the house and make it available to the public was unsuccessful.  This is an exclusive look inside the house that was once a vital part of life in Coupeville.

The Haller House is mostly hidden by trees, and the morning sun can only reach a solitary upper-story window.

The Haller House is a reminder of early American history in what would become Washington State.

An antique doorknob on a wooden door. The knob, itself, is shiny and reflects the room.

The fireplace in the great room in the Haller House is reflected in a doorknob dating back to its original construction.

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