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Belle Baldwin House at Fern Cove


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The House at Fern Cove. . .
The Belle Baldwin House was the home of Edward Loomis Smith, a prominent physician practicing in the Washington Territory and the State of Washington from 1870 to his death in 1893. His daughter, Belle Baldwin, became the state's first female physician in 1912 and features prominently in the study of women in America. Named a State Historic Landmark, the Belle Baldwin house may be the only known intact example of the residential work of Harlan Thomas, a renowned architect whose buildings are distinguished Seattle landmarks. The Vashon Park District's green restoration process has returned the house to its 1912 glory, creating a relaxing, natural environment that honors the park.


  • Located in breathtaking Fern Cove with two streams and 750 feet of Puget Sound shoreline
  • Historial Home of Belle Baldwin, first female phyisician in Washington
  • Renovated kitchen and bath
  • Relaxing, peaceful escape
  • State Historic Landmark