Port Townsend in Jefferson County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Historic Preservation Act of
October 15, 1966, this property
possesses exceptional value in
commemorating, or illustrating
Placed on the National Register on
Sept 29, 1974 by the National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Washington State Parks
and Recreation Commission
Registered National Historic Place
Washington State Advisory Council
on Historic Preservation
Erected by Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. (Marker Number 44.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 48° 6.968′ N, 122° 45.459′ W. Marker is in Port Townsend, Washington, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Taylor Street and Franklin Street. Marker is in the rear of the Rothchild House Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 418 Taylor Street, Port Townsend WA 98368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Haller Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Haller Fountain (about 400 feet away); Port Townsend (about 400 feet away); Fire Bell Tower (about 400 feet away); Bell Tower (about 400 feet away); Chinese Exclusion Act (about 500 feet away); The Leader Building (about 600 feet away); Fowler Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Townsend.
Regarding Rothschild House. Excerpt from the National Register of Historic Places nomination:
This dwelling was built in 1868, for David C. H. Rothschild, a prominent Port Townsend merchant. Rothschild was a native of Bavaria, joined the California stampede in 1847. After engaging in various mercantile and mining pursuits he made a journey to China and the East Indies. Upon his return he entered business in Port Townsend. In 1863 Mr. Rothschild married Miss Dorette Hartung, one of the survivors of the wrecked steamer Northerner. Shortly after his marriage he built the home on the brow of the hill overlooking the bay
Also see . . . Rothchild House Museum. More about the house's history, by the Jefferson County Historical Society, which now uses it as a museum. (Submitted on July 16, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 16, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 2. submitted on April 22, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.