Capitol Center Building: A Look Inside the “Mistake by the Lake”

Olympia photographer Ricky Osborne has shared a unique set of images with ThurstonTalk showing the rarely seen interior of the Capitol Center Building, better known to locals as “The Mistake by the Lake.” The former Department of Corrections office building has been vacant for over a decade and Osborne’s photos show both the decay and dated style of the building as well as the intact and stable structure still in place. The building is slated to be redeveloped this year into a new mixed use complex called Views on Fifth.  Read more about the project here.

See more of Osborne’s work by following him on Instagram and Facebook or visit his webpage.

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