Resource originally built as Olympia Federal Savings & Loan
Architect: Bennett & Johnson, 1967/1978
Reflecting the postwar growth of the banking industry, Olympia Federal Savings & Loan set out in the late 1960s to make a
bold architectural statement on a prominent lot in downtown Olympia. The local architectural firm of Bennett & Johnson
rose to the occasion, and set a new architectural standard for the city. Designed as a floating glass box inside a metal and brick frame, today the building remains one of the most intact midcentury modern buildings in the city. In 1978 Bennett & Johnson designed the rear and side additions which enclosed part of the open box.
The building is also noteworthy for its mahogany carved doors which feature a maze of skeleton key shapes inlaid with colored glass. They were designed and built by noted Wenatchee artist Walter Graham.