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|Old Washington State Capitol|
|South Capitol Way|
Olympia WA United States
| - capitol building|
| - courthouse|
| - office|
| - lowrise|
| - chateau|
| - romanesque|
| - copper|
| - glass|
| - stone|
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Architect: Willis A. Ritchie
Planning: BOLA Architecture + Planning, Tonkin Hoyne Lokan.
- Served as the Thurston County Courthouse until the panic of 1893, forced the county to sell it to Washington State for $350,000 in 1901, to serve as the Washington State Capitol from 1901 till 1927.
- Same architect is to design a new east wing to accommodate the legislature and additional state offices completed in 1905.
- It is damage by fire in 1928.
- In 1949 an earthquake destroyed the central clock rotunda and 10 / 12 conical shaped towers located around the building, damaged also the dome and cupola in the new Capitol.
- In 1975 was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- Renovated and upgraded from 1981-1983 by Tonkin, Hoyne, Lokan Architecture & Urban Design and also in 1993 for today Office of the Public Instruction Superintendent.
- It was originally topped by eight turrets and a central, eight-sided clock tower that could be seen from all over town.
- This building is faced with Chuckanut sandstone.
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