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Built in the early 1860's, this stately white mansion is located on the banks of the Chehalis River near Centralia in Borst Park. Joseph Borst calculated that it was so well built that it would last 80 years.

It has already lasted well past a century and is still going strong. Much of this is due to the careful use of finest wood in the construction.

The home is adjacent to Borst Park, which contains the old Fort Borst Blockhouse, and a model of a one-room schoolhouse.

Location: PO Box 609, Centralia Washington 98531 Telephone 360-330-7688

Other History nearby:
(Aberdeen) Aberdeen Historical Museum
(Aberdeen) Aberdeen Historical Whorehouse Society
(Hoquiam) Arnold Polson Park and Museum
(Olympia) Bigelow House Museum and Neighborhood
(Buckley) Buckley Foothills Historical Society Mus
(Castle Rock) Castle Rock Exhibit Hall


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