Photos by Bruce Ikenberry Photography

James and Jennie Perkins' ten-plus room Victorian home was completed in 1887. 

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Bringing the Past

to the Present

Whitman County Historical Society

PO Box 67

Colfax, WA 99111


The needlepoint cover on the piano stool was possibly made by Ethel, wife of Sumner Perkins, the son of James and Jennie. Sumner and Ethel lived in the home following James' death. The stove is similar to those of the day. Every room at Perkins House had its own wood or coal burning stove. Central heat was added when the home was restored.