Memory Lane Is Calling

1941 Olympia High School Yearbook

Olympia High School, commonly referred to as Oly, is a public high school in the southeast part of Olympia, Washington along the city’s border with Tumwater.

Olympia High School opened in 1882 as additional public schooling beyond 1-8 curriculum, and graduated its first class in 1886. OHS shared a few locations with elementary schools before having its own building in 1907, when OHS became officially named William Winlock Miller School, a high school. The 1907 building was built on a square block donated by the widow of pioneer leader William Winlock Miller on ground immediately east of the today’s sunken gardens, part of the Washington State Capitol Campus. That building burned in 1918, its Tenino sandstone was salvaged in 1920 to construct the face of the Power House on Capitol Lake, used to heat Washington’s permanent capitol campus that proceeded in construction.

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