The South Capitol neighborhood is within walking distance to Olympia’s vibrant downtown and Capitol Lake, but the area contains its own hidden gems as well.
Near the Capitol Building sits the Lord Mansion, built in 1923 for the Capital National Bank founder Clarence Lord. The mansion and adjoining coach house are available for event rentals and host regular lectures by The Evergreen State College.
For a dash of culture, consider visiting All Sorts Gallery on Capitol Way. This home is temporarily converted into a gallery space for Olympian artists a few times a year, and visitors are always welcome to indulge in art conversations over cheese and wine with the locals.
If you’re looking for a classic neighborhood with historical integrity, the South Capitol Neighborhood might just be the area for your next home. Several of these homes are on the Historical Register and you can see the plaques as you pass by. Just ask any of our locals that grew up here, these homes have endless stories!
Halloween and Christmas create a bustling neighborhood each year. Hundreds of children love to trick or treat around these historic homes so that magnificently decorated. When Christmas season comes around the décor is just as magnificent as Halloween. Be sure to take a moment and drive or walk through the area.
Historic Lincoln Elementary is tucked back off capitol way. Built in 1934 it is the oldest and only multi story school in the Olympia Schools District. Besides it’s gorgeous, castle like appearance it has a large athletic field you will find busy throughout spring and summer known as Stevens Field and donated by Isaac Stevens.