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Exterior repair work set to begin at Old Capitol Building


Continuing work done in 2014-2015 to halt numerous leaks at the Old Capitol Building in downtown Olympia, the Department of Enterprise Services is beginning a $3 million phase-two capital improvement project.

The work will include rehabilitating windows, repairing, repointing and cleaning the sandstone exterior, and replacing two large skylights that have failed.

Construction will begin this month, June 2016, and will be done by Lincoln Construction of Spanaway. SHKS Architects of Seattle is overseeing the project. The exterior work will include the use of lifts and possibly some scaffolding and is scheduled to be complete by December 2016.

Constructed in 1891, this historic facility serves as the headquarters for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Stone cladding on the building consists of Wilkeson, Tenino and Chuckanut sandstone veneer blocks over a masonry structure.

The Old Capitol Building is managed by the Department of Enterprise Services as part of the Capitol Campus.

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