Simenson Jeweler Building

Location: 217 4th Ave E
Downtown National Historic District; Wohleb

simenson_1964)Simenson Jeweler Building, 1964, Thurston County Assessor, Southwest Regional Archives
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASimenson Jeweler Building today (2014), photo by Deb Ross

The Simenson (or Simonsen) Jeweler Building was erected in 1923 and remodeled by Joseph Wohleb in 1930. It was later the Bergstrom Sporting Goods store. The building is in the Downtown National Historic District and listed as Historic Contributing. 

In 1914, Robert Esterly took a photograph of the building formerly at this location, the Capital Kandy Kitchen (see link below). The Gottfeld’s building can be seen to its right.

Links:

Olympia Downtown National Historic District

Olympia Heritage inventory

Washington State Historical Society (enter the following catalog numbers in Collections Search box), 2010.149.29.1

Looking Back feature on Bergstrom and Lassen

For more on Oley Simenson, see the Residents section of this website

 

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