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  • The 1900s
    Comprised of more than 440 primary properties, the South Capitol Neighborhood Historic District was listed on the National Register of History Places in 1991. While 23 homes pre-date the turn of the century, the majority of homes were built between 1900 and 1929, coinciding with the construction of the capitol buildings nearby.
  • Our Indigenous Beginnings
    South Capitol Neighborhood is located on the ancestral lands of the Steh-Chass band of the Squaxin Island Tribe. Each of the seven inlets of South Puget Sound had an associated settlement.
  • Maple Park
    A little gem among the city’s green spaces year-round, for a few weeks each year the tree lined parkway becomes a local mecca for folks seeking to capture a moment of fall brilliance. We know Maple Park, but why do we have this lovely little space?
  • A Halloween Story
    Our neighborhood has been a go-to destination for Halloween for 30 years…here’s a brief history of how it happened. More recently, a “Hallows’ Eve” was started…will it continue? It’s up to us.

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Nuts & Bolts

New to the neighborhood? Find your way with this information on setting up your household. Figure out your trash days, sign up for utilities, enroll kids in school, get your parking permit, register your pet, and more.

Discover Our History

Learn why we are on the National Register of Historic Places, how we became a destination neighborhood on Halloween, what our indigenous roots are, and how our neighborhood developed along with the State Capitol in the 20th century.

Walking Tour

The South Capitol Neighborhood contains many classic American styles of Architecture. This tour tells the stories of about 50 homes in the neighborhood, including early photos, when available, of each property.