Jefferson Apartments

Location: 114-118 Jefferson St NE
National  Register, State Register, Local Register, Women’s History

Jefferson ApartmentsJefferson Apartments, 1964, Thurston County Assessor’s photograph from Southwest Regional ArchivesJefferson Apartments

Jefferson Apartments today (2011), photo by Deborah Ross

The Jefferson Apartments Building (also called the Allen Hotel) was built by Pamela Case Hale, Olympia businesswoman and educator, who developed several blocks in downtown Olympia and at one time was the wealthiest citizen in Thurston County. It was built around 1891 and its outward appearance has been scrupulously maintained in its original state. It is listed in the National, State and Local registers.

The building is described as Italianate and is an unusual example of an early rowhouse design. In its early years, it housed workers at the nearby Springer and White Mill and other industrial locations along the waterfront, which was just on the other side of State Avenue.

More information:

Olympia Heritage inventory

Washington  State Historical  Society photographs (enter the following catalog number in the Collections Search box): C1964.26.4.4.4 (unscanned photo circa 1949)

For more information about Pamela Case Hale, see Residents section of this website

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