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Henry Heisen House

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This is the only remaining house of the Heisen family homes that once occupied this community.


Circa ~ 1898


17316 N.E. 279th St., Battle Ground
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Henry Heisen House



This house was built by the son of Alexander Heisen, an early settler of Clark County who founded the Heisson Community and platted the town. It is a fine example of rural turn-of-the-century vernacular architecture and exhibiting a high level of craftsmanship in its construction and detailing.  It is notable that it is associated with a pioneering family and for its preservation by descendents of this same family.

Alexander Heisen traveled widely before settling in the farming and logging area of Southwest Washington Territory. The Town of Heisen flourished until about 1923 when the timber was depleted and the sawmill workers move away.  The community offically became named as Heisson due to a spelling error.

  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
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