Location: 1517 Capitol Way S
Capitol Terrace Apartments, 1951, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives
Capitol Terrace Apartments today (2015), photo by Deborah Ross
Architectural historian Michael Houser notes that the Capitol Terrace Apartments on Capitol Way south of the campus are a relatively rare local example of the International style, developed in the 1920s by architects such as le Corbusier and Gropius. The apartments were built in 1949, just before the expansion of Capitol Campus to the east side of Capitol Way, and helped to meet the growing demand for housing in post-World War II Olympia.
Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Inventory
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