King County Landmarks: Quaale Log House (1903), Carnation
Address: 10101 W. Snoqualmie Valley Road NE, Carnation. The first Euro-American settlers in the Snoqualmie Valley typically built log houses for temporary shelter until they could build more elaborate frame houses. The Quaale Log House, located on a high bench above the Snoqualmie River flood plain, is one of the few unaltered log buildings remaining in the valley today. Norwegian immigrant Rasmus Quaale constructed this two-story home between 1903 and 1905. Built from timbers logged on the property, the building is noteworthy for its hewn log construction with dovetail cornering. Rasmus and his wife Segrid lived in the log house until 1913, when they moved to a larger wood frame house nearby.