Historical Society Raising Money to Save Tofu House

Tofu House — Milk Parlor
Tofu House — Milk Parlor

The Eatonville Historical Society is raising money to save the Tofu House.

Bob Walters, President of the South Pierce County Historical Society says, “Our town’s Japanese-American residents had a big role in its early growth. We have a chance to preserve that part of Eatonville’s history if enough people support the campaign to save the “Tofu House” – the old milk house from the lumber company dairy, which was operated by a Japanese family, the Kiriharas.”

The goal is to move the Tofu House near the Van Eaton cabin and restore it so that it will continue on as a memorial and educational tool.

For information about how you can donate information, contact Bob or Dixie Walters at senemaat@rainierconnect.com.

Top of Tofu house
Top of Tofu house
Current state of the Tofu House
Current state of the Tofu House

1 thought on “Historical Society Raising Money to Save Tofu House”

  1. Kathi Henderson

    I have recently been introduced to this site, very interesting.

    Clara “Gram” Jensen was my Great Grandmother. I was 11 when she and Grandma Acuff moved into town from the farm.

    Were you able to save the Tofu House? I had never heard of it before.

    I do remember that my Mom, Mae Ladine “Chick” Duffy McConnell, told me that there Student Body President (forgive me I forgot his name) was one of the Japanese that was inturned during WWII. So very sad.

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