Olympia, WA Photos

Olympia, Washington is a small town where the State Capitol & its campus is the most prominent feature. The downtown has some heritage buildings with the most important being the Old Thurston County Courthouse which served as Washington State Capitol (1905-28).

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Old Thurston County Courthouse. Olympia, WA.Old Thurston County Courthouse served as Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Entrance facade of Old County Courthouse now Washington Department of Education. Olympia, WA.Decorative carving on Old County Courthouse, once Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Old Thurston County Courthouse (1892) (600 SE Washington St.). Olympia, WA. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: Willis Ritchie. On National Register.Old Thurston County Courthouse served as Washington State Capitol (1905-28). Olympia, WA.Entrance facade of Old County Courthouse now Washington Department of Education. Olympia, WA.Decorative carving on Old County Courthouse, once Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Gargoyle on Old County Courthouse, once Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Old Thurston County Courthouse. Olympia, WA.Desk & chair used in Old Thurston County Courthouse in when it served as Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Commemorative plate with 1905 Washington State Capitol showing tower before it fell in 1949 earthquake at State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.
Gargoyle on Old County Courthouse, once Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Old Thurston County Courthouse. Olympia, WA.Desk & chair used in Old Thurston County Courthouse in when it served as Washington State Capitol (1905-28). Olympia, WA.Commemorative plate with 1905 Washington State Capitol showing tower before it fell in 1949 earthquake at State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.
Model of general store used by first Territorial Legislature in 1854 at State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.State Capital Museum in Lord Mansion. Olympia, WA.Fireplace in Lord Mansion, now State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.View of Olympia by Elizabeth O. Kimball in State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.
Model of general store used by first Territorial Legislature in 1854 at State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.State Capital Museum in Lord Mansion (1923) (211 21st Ave. SW). Olympia, WA. Architect: Joseph Wohleb.Fireplace in Lord Mansion, now State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.View of Olympia (c1872) by Elizabeth O. Kimball in State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.
Bird's eye view of Olympia by E.S. Glover in State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.Ribbon promoting Vote for Olympia for Capital in State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.Marker of end of Oregon Trail in Olympia's Sylvester Park. Olympia, WA.James M. Dolliver building was old U.S. Post Office. Olympia, WA.
Bird's eye view of Olympia (1879) by E.S. Glover in State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.Ribbon promoting Vote for Olympia for Capital in State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.Marker of end of Oregon Trail in Olympia's Sylvester Park. Olympia, WA.James M. Dolliver building (1914) (801 Capitol Way) was old U.S. Post Office. Olympia, WA. On National Register.
Olympia National Bank building & classical building on 5th Ave. Olympia, WA.Upper story details of Olympia National Bank building. Olympia, WA.Cornice details of Olympia National Bank building. Olympia, WA.Olympia National Bank. Olympia, WA.
Olympia National Bank building & classical building on 5th Ave. Olympia, WA.Upper story details of Olympia National Bank building. Olympia, WA.Cornice details of Olympia National Bank building. Olympia, WA.Olympia National Bank (1915) (422 Capitol Way SE). Olympia, WA. Style: neo-Classical. On National Register.
Chambers Block is greatly altered from original. Olympia, WA.Chambers Block cast iron facade makers nameplate of Olympia Foundry Co., Olympia, WASH. Olympia, WA.Security Building. Olympia, WA.Terra-cotta facade of Security Building, Olympia's first skyscraper. Olympia, WA.
Chambers Block (1887) (108 NE 4th Ave.) is greatly altered from original. Olympia, WA. Architect: John Proctor.Chambers Block cast iron facade makers nameplate of Olympia Foundry Co., Olympia, WASH. Olympia, WA.Security Building (1926) (5 floors) (203 E 4th Ave. SE). Olympia, WA. Style: Sullivanesque. Architect: A.H. Albertson.Terra-cotta facade of Security Building, Olympia's first skyscraper. Olympia, WA.
State Theater. Olympia, WA.Capitol Theater. Olympia, WA.Capitol Theater with round art-glass windows of Classical muses. Olympia, WA.Columbia Building. Olympia, WA.
State Theater (1949) (204 E 4th Ave.). Olympia, WA.Capitol Theater (1924) (204 SE 5th Ave.). Olympia, WA.Capitol Theater with round art-glass windows of Classical muses. Olympia, WA.Columbia Building (1914) (210 E 4th Ave.). Olympia, WA.

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