Fifth Avenue in 1942 – 8/3/14


Attribution: Vibert Jeffers photograph, Susan Parish Collection, Washington State Archives

Photographer Vibert Jeffers took this photograph in 1942, looking west down Fifth Avenue in downtown Olympia. Many of the buildings in this photograph remain today, including the Capitol Theater on the right side, the Donald building about halfway down the left side (now the home of Darby’s Cafe), and beyond it, Jeffers’s own studio, the Jeffers Building, now the home to the State of The Arts Gallery. Photograph selected and captioned by Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. For more information, see

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