A. P. Burrows House

A. P. Burrows House

July 1999 Photo by David Bangs.

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.