AKA: First National Bank of Olympia, Headquarters #2, Downtown, Olympia, WA; Pacific First Federal Savings Bank, Branch, Downtown, Olympia, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings); built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Wohleb, Joseph, Architect (firm); Joseph Henry Wohleb (architect)

Dates: constructed 1914

2 stories

422 Capitol Way South
Downtown, Olympia, WA 98501

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Building History

German-born tycoon Leopold F. Schmidt (1846-1914), founder and President of the Olympia Brewing Company also served as a key director of the 1st National Bank of Olympia (also called the "Olympia National Bank,"). He commissioned the young architect Joseph Wohleb (1887-1958) to design this Neo-Classical bank building in 1914, completed shortly before Schmidt's death.

The Pacific First Federal Savings Bank, established in 1907 in Seattle, moved into the building in 1977.


The Olympia National Bank Building sustained significant damage in the Nisqually Earthquake of 2001.

PCAD id: 20316