Gig Harbor in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
3514 Harborview Drive
This Craftsman-Bungalow style house was only a cabin before 1910. One of Gig Harbor's early Croatian Fishing Families, John Maljich (Malich) arrived in 1890. By 1903, he mined in Trinidad, Colorado. Then in 1904, he wrote home with "I'm ready to get married" and bride, Konstantina Lovrovich arrived from his birthplace, Premuda, Croatia.
In 1910, they returned to buy this house on four lots for $500. With horses, John dragged the house from the upper lot. Sons Marco and John "hand dug" the basement and added four rooms street side by 1925. Four generations were purse seine fishermen. Theresa Malich, John's granddaughter restored the house to its original appearance in 2007.
[Top right photo caption reads]
John Maljich and Konstantina Lovrovich on their wedding day.
[Bottom left photo of house, caption reads]
Built Circa 1910
Erected by Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 47° 19.983′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3514 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor WA 98332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harvesting the Seas (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Rich Boat Building Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our First Sawmill (approx. ¼ mile away); Fishing Family Memorial Anchor (approx. ¼ mile away); First Settlers (approx. ¼ mile away); Across the Bay (approx. ¼ mile away); Lost At Sea (approx. ¼ mile away); Explore Gig Harbor Wildwaters (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gig Harbor.
Also see . . .
1. Out of the Past: The Monitor: a fond remembrance (mentions John Malich). (Submitted on August 20, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Theresa Malich Obituary (2008), mentions house restoration. (Submitted on August 20, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.