|Title||Legislative Building facade showing carving progress on decorative Corinthian portico columns, Washington State Capitol group construction, Olympia, Summer 1925 |
|Photographer||McKnight Studio |
|Notes||Embossed on image: McKnight, Olympia|
Handwritten on verso: ca. June 25. Olympia, Wash.
PH Coll 461.293
|Contextual Notes||John Bruce of California supervised stone carving work for the Legislative Building contractor, Sound Construction. Due to the specialized nature of the work, stone carvers often had to be recruited from considerable distances. Stone carving work was done with both hand tools and sand blasters, which were purchased by the State of Washington and sold at the conclusion of the project.|
Construction of the Legislative Building took place almost entirely over the five year period from 1922 to 1927. The project began in late March, 1922. Structural work proceeded steadily until October, 1927. Finishing, interior, and landscaping work continued to some degree through early 1929, although the building was essentially complete by 1928. At the height of construction, there were over 300 workers on site.
The 20th regular legislative session convened in the partially-completed structure for several days in early March, 1927, mainly as a ceremonial gesture. The 21st regular legislative session, convening on January 14, 1929, was the first to use the building fully for its intended purpose.
Johnston, Norman J. "Washington's Audacious State Capitol and Its Builders". Seattle: University of Washington P, 1988.
"Washington Secretary of State". 21 Jan. 2009 http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/legsession.aspx
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Facades--Washington (State)--Olympia; Scaffolding--Washington (State)--Olympia; Architectural ornaments & decorations--Washington (State)--Olympia |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Washington State Capitol (Olympia, Wash.); Porticoes--Washington (State)--Olympia; Columns, Corinthian--Washington (State)--Olympia; Public buildings--Washington (State)--Olympia--Design and construction; Washington (State)--Capital and capitol |
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State)--Olympia |
|Digital Collection||Washington Localities Collection|
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|Negative Number||UW16951 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Harry White Photograph Collection. PH Coll 461 |
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|Object Type||Photograph |
|Physical Description||silver gelatin; b&w; 9.5 x 7.75 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9800XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 6 and resized to 768x610 ppi. 2009. |