Location: 512 4th Ave E

Kincy Hardware building after the 1949 earthquake, William P. Conser photograph, courtesy of Washington State Historical Society Kincy Hardware building today (2013), photo by Matt Kennelly

The Kincy Hardware building was erected in 1919 and operated as a hardware store by Oscar Kincy starting in 1922. It has changed very little in appearance over the years. During the 1949 earthquake, its glass windows were shattered, shown in the photograph at above left.

More information:

Olympia Heritage inventory

Washington State Historical Society (above photograph, enter the following catalog number in Collection Search box), 2013.23.5

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