Location: 500 Capitol Way S
Local Register, National Historic Downtown District, Wohleb

Musgrove shoeMusgrove Shoe Store about 1917, Image courtesy of Washington State Historical Society walker buildingWalker Building today (2012), Photo by Matthew Kennelly

Built in 1917 on one of the most important corners in downtown Olympia, the Walker Building is typical of commercial structures that were being built during the early part of the 20th century. Then, as now, the ground floor housed retail businesses while the upper floor was offices. It was designed by Joseph Wohleb.

The Musgrove Shoe Store that was located here was owned by Stuart Musgrove. His wife, Katherine Eugley Musgrove, ran a millinery store around the corner on Legion Way.

Further information:

Washington State Historical Society photographs (enter the following catalog numbers in Collections Search box): C1961.1185.5 (above picture)

Olympia Heritage Inventory

National Historic Downtown District

For further information about the Musgrove and Eugley families, see Site of Musgrove Millinery and Residents (M) and (E) pages of our website

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