Legislative Building

Earthquake Damage, 1949

In 1949 a major earthquake struck Olympia, severely damaging the Legislative Building and the other Capitol Group buildings . There was significant damage to the dome, some of he columns had shifted, and there were major cracks in the structure of the Legislative Building. As a part of the reconstruction work the stone lantern from the top of the dome was removed and replaced with a light-weight metal one.

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Removing the Cap of the Stone Lantern

Track Constructed to Remove the Cupola

Removing Damaged Parts of the Cupola

Damage to the Capstone of Column #32

Scaffolding at the Top of the Dome

Scaffolding on the Columns

Displacement of Cap on Column #4