W.H.Babcock was born in N.Y in 1887. When he was 12 his father punished him and he ran away with his older brother. They homesteaded in Wala Wala Washington. When Babcock got older he became an architect and took over the construction supervision of the opera house due to the death of Byron Vreeland. The opera house was a success and it also housed the police and fire departments a library and county jail. W.H.Babcock was a good architect and a good guy.