Millard Fillmore Hamilton

Millard Fillmore Hamilton came to Quilcene in the 1880’s. With his business partner Squire McArdle, he platted the original Quilcene townsite.

Millard Fillmore Hamilton and Family

Millard Fillmore Hamilton and Family

Legend has it that Mr. Hamilton purchased 80 acres from the Native American widow of Joe White in 1883, for the going market rate of $1/acre.

On a portion of that gently sloping riverside land, Hamilton built the French 2nd Empire 17-room Victorian home that WJ and Grace Worthington later bought and raised their family in.

This remarkable home still stands, now called the Worthington Mansion.

Read more: The Mansion in Historical Mentions

French 2nd Empire 17-room Victorian home built by MF Hamilton in 1907

French 2nd Empire 17-room Victorian home
built by MF Hamilton in 1891-1892

Home at Worthington Park Quilcene today

Worthington House in Quilcene today