Washington State Capitol Campus (Images of America) (Hardcover)

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Washington State Capitol Campus (Images of America) (Hardcover)

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The Washington State Capitol Campus is the heart of state government. Olympia was designated the capital of Washington Territory in 1853. The territorial legislature first met in rented quarters before moving to a simple wooden capitol building. After becoming a state in 1889, the government began building an elaborate capitol building until the Panic of 1893 halted construction. As a temporary solution, the state purchased the former Thurston County Courthouse. Over a period of decades, a new group of permanent capitol campus buildings were constructed. Since then, the campus has continued to grow, meeting the changing needs of government. However, the history of the campus is more than a tale of buildings. It is also the story of the workers, legislators, and visitors who have made this place a community.

Product Details ISBN: 9781540249890
ISBN-10: 1540249891
Publisher: Arcadia Pub (Sc)
Publication Date: October 25th, 2021
Pages: 130
Language: English
Series: Images of America