Toppenish, Washington: Totem Pole House

A small home has a yard filled with totem poles, carved by its owner. Oddly convenient because it's downtown, not off in the woods somewhere.

Address:
115 S. Elm St., Toppenish, WA
Directions:
A half-mile north of US Hwy 97, on the west side of Hwy 22 just north of Madison Ave.
Admission:
Free
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Totem Pole House

This amazing home is covered with colorful totem poles and carvings hand-made by the older gentleman who lives within. There are even works in progress within a few feet of the sidewalk. A tall chain-link fence surrounds the entire property and provides safety and privacy for the residents, although the house is on a major arterial just steps away from the town center and the famous murals.

I was lucky enough to catch the artist sitting outside when I came by, and he gave permission to take photos.

[Pegrini B, 10/08/2014]

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