Neighborhood History

The South Capitol Neighborhood has a rich history full of great stories; this page is where we feature them. If you have studied and written about our community and have something to add, please get in touch with our editor so we can feature your work.

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.

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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.

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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?

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