|Title||Front view of Legislative Building near completion, Washington State Capitol group, Olympia, Winter 1926 |
|Photographer||Jeffers Studio |
|Notes||Embossed on image: Jeffers, Olympia|
Handwritten on verso: Olympia, Wash.
Size of Building: 176'-2" x 338'-8"
Size including Terrace: 216'-2" x 414'-0"
Height of building proper from ground level: 90'-0"
Height of dome from ground level: 287'-0"
Height of lantern: 48'-0"
Diameter of lantern at base: 30'-0"
Diameter of springline of dome: 81'-2"
Platform in lantern for observation, above ground level: 240'-0"
[[illeg.] level 104' lower than heights given]
Cost of building including furniture: $6, 500, 000.00 = £1, 300, 000.000
PH Coll 461.308
|Contextual Notes||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)||Stairways--Washington (State)--Olympia |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Public buildings--Washington (State)--Olympia; Stone buildings--Washington (State)--Olympia; Washington State Capitol (Olympia, Wash.); Washington (State)--Capital and capitol |
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State)--Olympia |
|Digital Collection||Washington Localities Collection|
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|Negative Number||UW16969 |
|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 7.5 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 768x626 ppi. 2009. |