Could This Walla Walla Building Be the Oldest in the State?
There is a cabin in Walla Walla that just might be the oldest standing building in Washington State.
The Oldest Building In Washington State Could Be In Walla Walla
The cabin resides in an area next to Walla Walla along U.S. Route 12 between Lowden and Whitman.
The cabin is located on the old townsite of Frenchtown, Washington, and is all that remains besides a cemetery. The Prince's Cabin is thought to be the oldest standing cabin in the state of Washington.
Where's The Oldest Building In Washington State Located?
The cabin originally sat two miles to the east and was donated to the Frenchtown Historical Foundation in 2012.
The site where the cabin sits is known as Walla Walla Frenchtown while the original Frenchtown site is now the unincorporated town of Lowden.
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The Battle of Walla Walla also known as the Battle of Frenchtown is known to be the longest Indian battle in the Washington Territory from December 7th to December 10th, 1855.
What Are The Directions To Frenchtown Washington?
Besides the cabin and cemetery site, the Frenchtown Historic Site also has a registry of family histories and burial records. The cool thing about the Frenchtown site is that's free to explore and you can locate the site at 8364 Old Highway 12 near Walla Walla.
The "oldest" building in Washington is in dispute but the above video talks about the Prince's Cabin at Frenchtown and explains why the cabin could be the oldest standing cabin in Washington State.
You can read more about the Frenchtown Historical Foundation and the site here.