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Capital City Modern

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Join Docomomo WEWA for their next tour, Capital City Modern.  This time they’ll be exploring the MCM legacy in our state capital, Olympia, WA.

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Where: Leigh Creighton Justice Center / Tour Site #1 (former City Hall)
900 Plum St SE, Olympia, WA 98501
When: Saturday October 7th, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
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From Docomomo_WEWA:

Docomomo WEWA and the City of Olympia Historic Preservation Program present a tour of the Olympia’s mid-century Modern architecture on Saturday, October 7, 2017, to celebrate Docomomo US Tour Day.

Tour Day is Docomomo US’s annual national event that raises awareness of and appreciation for Modern design in the mid-20th century. All across the country, our friends and colleagues are producing great regional events on the same day!

As Washington’s capital, Olympia is best known as the seat of state government, anchored by the beautiful capitol campus and the 1928 Legislative Building with its impressive dome. Our tour will focus on the Olympia’s more recent architectural past.

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-Discover Olympia’s mid-century Modern architectural gems
-Learn about local history and architecture
-Tour six properties including the former City Hall, former Georgia-Pacific Plywood Headquarters, KGY radio station, and three private residences never before open to the public

KGY Radio Station, Olympia, WA

KGY Radio Station, Olympia, WA

Upon check-in, you’ll receive a tour brochure/map—this is your ticket to all the tour properties. The tour is an open house format and self-guided.

All tour fees go toward future programs for Docomomo WEWA, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

We’d like to thank the property owners/hosts, volunteers, and the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation for helping to make this event possible.

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