This house has had many occupants, A.P. Burrows, founder of Issaquah’s first newspaper, The Issaquah Independent, built it for his family sometime between 1900 and 1912. Soon after its completion, a Mr. DeChesne, a high school French teacher, his sister and mother rented it from Burrows.
Two years later, Mr. and Mrs. Albin Ek took occupancy. Ek ran a confectionery store in Issaquah until he volunteered for service in World War I. After he left, Mrs. Ek lived alone until 1917 when Ray Schneider, a former druggist from Iowa, took over the place, with his wife, Lena, while he worked for the First National Bank of Issaquah.
The Burrows house was later occupied by a lumberman, Jay King, and then by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Podkranic. Mr. Podkranic’s sister-in-law, Rose Sellers, and her husband, Daniel Ralph, donated the home to Gilman Village.