Monday, August 14, 2006
The Washington State Capitol stands on a hill overlooking the southern tip of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, for which the city of Olympia was named. Designed in a mixture of Roman, Greek and neo Classical style made popular by the "City Beautiful" movement of the late 1800's, it is often compared to our nation�s Capitol. Constructed between 1922 and 1928, the Capitol Building houses the Washington State Legislature as well as the offices of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Sec. of State and Treasurer.