Sears Department Store, Olympia, WA

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Continuing our look at the mid-century buildings of Olympia. According to the Olympia walking tour guide, this Sears branch was designed by George Ekvall, who was a former employee of the firm who designed the department store in our last entry.  Built in 1952, two years after Goldberg’s, the minimalist aesthetic of both stores are similar: sited on corner lots, using a simple decorative pattern on the facade and using show windows on ground level with none at the upper stories. Today the former Sears building is for rent but the colorful tiles and prominent entrance overhang remain in place and hopefully will when the next tenant arrives.

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