Last year I attended a photography workshop in The Palouse, Wa., led by noted photographers (and my friends) John Barclay and Dan Sniffin. For me, one of the highlights of the trip was our special access to The Perkins House.
The Perkins House, located on Perkins Avenue, is a meticulously restored Victorian home built in 1886. The original owner was James Perkins, a leading pioneer citizen and the founder of Colfax. The Perkins family occupied the home until 1968, by which time it was sadly dilapidated and slated for demolition. In 1970, the Whitman County Historical Society assumed ownership and began restoring the house, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Behind the house is a log cabin,built in 1870, where Perkins lived for sixteen years. This cabin is the oldest standing structure in Whitman County.