Images of Washington State Capitol by Wilder and White, Olympia, Washington

See other pages on the capitol building:

Exterior: Entrance porch
Other views of campus
Interior: Entrance Vestibule
Rotunda, dome interior and halls
Reception room

Washington State Capitol--page 3 (of 6 pages)

Walter Wilder and Harry White

The Temple of Justice, 1917

This building, the home of the state Supreme Court, was completed prior to the Capitol Building (known also as the Legislative Building). The winning proposal by Walter Wilder and Harry White called for six Neoclassical buildings arranged around the central domed Legislative Building.

The Capitol campus setting

The group of buildings designed by Walter Wilder and Harry White were in a site of 12 acres with grounds designed by the landscape specialists, the Olmsted brothers. (See this index for additional works by the Olmsteds.) Today the campus includes 50 acres; this hillside site overlooks Capitol Lake and the southern tip of Puget Sound, a setting that has been much praised.

Continue to page 4--Interior: Entrance Portico.

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© 2008 Mary Ann Sullivan. I have photographed (on site), scanned, and manipulated all the images on these pages. Please feel free to use them for personal or educational purposes. They are not available for commercial purposes.