The salt-box shaped Lindeman House stands on its original location in the open countryside of Lacamas Prairie near the small, unincorporated community of Ethel. Erected in 1886 by Paul C. Lindeman, the house remains as one of the oldest pioneer type structures still standing in the state. Modifications have been few and relatively insignificant. The well cared for Lindeman House is particularly outstanding for illustrating the techniques, skills, and adaptability of Washington’s early citizens. Paul C. Lindeman arrived in the Lacamas Prairie area in the mid-1880’s and filed a claim under the provisions of the Homestead Act. Lindeman is credited with giving the town of Ethel its name, with no explanation of its origin.