Sep 22, 2007

that 70s city


Took a walk downtown with Melissa, as is our custom. This time, I brought the camera to capture two favorite architectural features. The first: the doors to the downtown Olympia Federal Savings branch. White brick, dull brass panels, scads of glass, and... ornate wooden doors. With giant keys.


The second: the Free TV sign for the Olympia Inn Hotel. (Inn or Hotel just weren't enough on their own.) Rotary phone included. Welcome to the twentieth century.

4 comments:

M.T. McLaughlin said...

I used to live at the Olympia Inn... ... Yeah...

Anonymous said...

Well it used to be he Golden Gavel Motel before it was the Olympia Inn. I seem to recall somebody pinched the gavel at one point.

TheTachyix said...

I'm surprised you didn't include your favorite pea-soup-green monster. Or the Brown Derby sign.

Jim Anderson said...

I included things I like, Mr. Tachyix.

anonymous, thanks for that little morsel of Oly history.

Mark, where were you on Friday night?