Capital Savings and Loan Building

Location:  222 5th Ave SE
mid-Century modern; National Register, State Heritage Register; Downtown National Historic District

capital savingsCapital Savings and Loan Building 1964, Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation files  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACapital Savings and Loan Building today (2014), photo by Deb Ross

Inspired by the 1963 World’s Fair in Seattle, the local firm of Sibold and Nesland built this space-age building in downtown Olympia for the Capital Savings and Loan. It originally had a water feature just inside the entryway. It has been repurposed to a nightclub for several years.

The building is on the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation inventory as part of DAHP’s modernism project. It was placed on the National and State Registers in 2018. 

Additional resources:

Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Inventory

mid-Century Modern Tour Guide

Downtown Olympia National Historic District


















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