Washington's capitol is 100 years old
Wednesday celebration marks centennial
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Washington leaders are celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the state's Capitol campus Wednesday.
It was on this day in 1911 that a state commission selected a winning design concept for the campus. State officials will gather Wednesday to celebrate that moment, beginning several days of centennial activities in Olympia.
New York architects Walter Wilder and Harry White were the ones to propose the plans for the state's major government buildings, including the domed Capitol and Temple of Justice. Construction began in 1912.