Washington State Capitol, Olympia Photos

The Washington State Capitol building was built 1919-28 and was designed by architects Walter R. Wilder & Harry K. White. The masonry dome is the fourth largest in the world. The capitol light chandeliers were designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios. The Capitol sits surrounded by various state buildings & monuments on a campus designed in 1928 by the Olmstead Brothers.

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Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.South facade of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Washington State Capitol Dome, fourth largest masonry dome in world. Olympia, WA.Column details around base of dome of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Washington State Capitol (1919-28). Olympia, WA. Architect: Walter R. Wilder & Harry K. White. On National Register.South facade of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Washington State Capitol Dome, fourth largest masonry dome in world. Olympia, WA.Column details around base of dome of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Oblique view of dome of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Upper details of dome of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Neoclassical details of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Oblique view of dome of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Upper details of dome of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Neoclassical details of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Interior of dome of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Interior of dome of Washington State Capitol with 5-ton bronze chandelier by Tiffany Studies. Olympia, WA.5-ton bronze chandelier by Tiffany Studies hangs from Washington State Capitol dome. Olympia, WA.Details of Tiffany's giant dome chandelier in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Interior of dome of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Interior of dome of Washington State Capitol with 5-ton bronze chandelier by Tiffany Studies. Olympia, WA.5-ton bronze chandelier by Tiffany Studies hangs from Washington State Capitol dome. Olympia, WA.Details of Tiffany's giant dome chandelier in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Decorative details of Tiffany's dome chandelier in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Eagle decorates Tiffany's dome chandelier in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Ring of faces on Tiffany's dome chandelier in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Angels atop Tiffany's dome chandelier in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Decorative details of Tiffany's dome chandelier in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Eagle decorates Tiffany's dome chandelier in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Ring of faces on Tiffany's dome chandelier in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Angels atop Tiffany's dome chandelier in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Decorated arch in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Sculpted gilded eagle in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Bronze lantern designed by Tiffany Studies of New York in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Detail of Tiffany bronze lantern in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Decorated arch in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Sculpted gilded eagle in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Bronze lantern designed by Tiffany Studies of New York in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Detail of Tiffany bronze lantern in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Roman-style firepot & marble balcony around Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Bronze Roman-style firepot with Washing county flags in State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Roman-style firepot by Tiffany Studies recreates signals lit 2000 years ago to call Roman Senate to session at Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Details of Rotunda balconies of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Roman-style firepot & marble balcony around Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Bronze Roman-style firepot with Washing county flags in State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Roman-style firepot by Tiffany Studies recreates signals lit 2000 years ago to call Roman Senate to session at Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Details of Rotunda balconies of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Hanging lamp with classical figures etched on globe designed by Tiffany Studies in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Tiffany hanging lamp in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.State seal in rotunda floor of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Statue of George Washington by Avard Fairbanks at Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Hanging lamp with classical figures etched on globe designed by Tiffany Studies in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Tiffany hanging lamp in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.State seal in rotunda floor of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Statue of George Washington (1984) by Avard Fairbanks at Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Bronze railing with portrait of George Washington at Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.House chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.House chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Dias of House chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Bronze railing with portrait of George Washington at Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.House chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.House chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Dias of House chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Ceiling of House chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Senate chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Wall clock at front of Senate chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Visitor gallery in Senate chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Ceiling of House chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Senate chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Wall clock at front of Senate chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Visitor gallery in Senate chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Ceiling with district names in Senate chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Chandelier in Senate chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.State Reception Room of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Marble fireplace & first 'Washington state flag in reception room of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Ceiling with district names in Senate chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Chandelier in Senate chamber of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.State Reception Room of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Marble fireplace & first 'Washington state flag in reception room of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Original 1889 State of Washington flag in reception room of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Decorative angel in reception room of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Marble structure in reception room of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.42-star American flag never used because 43rd state admitted soon after. WA.
Original 1889 State of Washington flag in reception room of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Decorative angel in reception room of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Marble structure in reception room of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.42-star American flag never used because 43rd state admitted soon after. WA.
Panel of sailing ship on bronze doors of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Panel of forest & waterfall on bronze doors of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Panel of flock of sheep on bronze doors of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Panel of oxen pulling trees out of forest on bronze doors of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Panel of sailing ship on bronze doors (1928) of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Panel of forest & waterfall on bronze doors (1928) of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Panel of flock of sheep on bronze doors (1928) of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Panel of oxen pulling trees out of forest on bronze doors (1928) of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Panel of early public building on bronze doors of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Panel of settler's farm on bronze doors of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Bronze lamp near entrance Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Sculpted Territorial Sundial showing early history of Washington state by John W. Elliott near State Capitol building. Olympia, WA.
Panel of early public building on bronze doors (1928) of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Panel of settler's farm on bronze doors (1928) of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Bronze lamp near entrance Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Sculpted Territorial Sundial (1959) showing early history of Washington state by John W. Elliott near State Capitol building. Olympia, WA.
Washington Governor's Mansion near State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Joel M. Pritchard Library opposite State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Insurance Building on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.Temple of Justice home of State Supreme Court & Law Library on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.
Washington Governor's Mansion (1908) near State Capitol. Olympia, WA. Architect: Russell & Babcock. On National Register.Joel M. Pritchard Library opposite State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Insurance Building on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.Temple of Justice (1912) home of State Supreme Court & Law Library on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.
Temple of Justice entrance on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.Winged Victory Monument by Alonzo Victor Lewis on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.World War I sailors, solders & marines honored on Winged Victory Monument at Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.Story Pole by Chief William Shelton of Snohomish tribe on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.
Temple of Justice entrance (1912) on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.Winged Victory Monument (1938) by Alonzo Victor Lewis on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.World War I sailors, solders & marines honored on Winged Victory Monument at Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.Story Pole (1940) by Chief William Shelton of Snohomish tribe on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.
Northwest coast Indian Story Pole in front of General Administration Building of State of Washington on State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.Tivoli Fountain on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.Sunken gardens of State of Washington on State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.
Northwest coast Indian Story Pole in front of General Administration Building of State of Washington on State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.Tivoli Fountain (1953) on Washington State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA. Architect: Wohleb, Wohleb, & Bennett.Sunken gardens of State of Washington on State Capitol Campus. Olympia, WA.

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