Location: 515 Eastside St. SE
|Washington School about 1891, Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue, Washington State Library||Armory today (2012), Photograph courtesy of Deb Ross|
This location was originally the site of the first Washington School, shown above, which faced onto Quince Street. It housed elementary, middle and high school students. In 1923 the second Washington School, currently the Esther Knox Administrative Building of the Olympia School District, was built nearby and this building was demolished. In 1938, the current Armory (National Guard) building was built. It is a classic Wohleb design in an Art Deco style.
Links to more information:
Digital Archives photo
Washington State Historical Society
enter the following catalog number in collection search box: C1957.134x.15, C1980.22.4, C1963.18.1