Location: Capitol Campus
Washington State Capital National Historic District; Arts and Culture
|Winged Victory statue in 1960s, Susan Parish Collection Washington State Archives||Winged Victory today (2012) photograph by
The winged victory monument on Capitol Campus, honoring those who served in World War I, was first conceived in 1919. Plans were approved in 1927, soon after completion of the main buildings of Capitol Campus. It was designed by noted sculptor Alonzo Victor Lewis. The monument was dedicated in 1938. The central figure represents the Greek goddess Nike, or Victory, flanked by members of the then-three armed forces: sailor, soldier, and marine, along with a Red Cross nurse.
The photograph at above left is from the Susan Parish collection, and shows members of the Alfred William Leach Band of the American Legion in Olympia.