The house was designed by Architect Joseph Wohleb for Clarence and Elizabeth Lord. Clarence, a prominent banker in Olympia was also the mayor from 1902 to 1903. After his death in 1939 the lady Elizabeth gave the house to the state and it’s now used as a museum for the capitol. It can also be rented for events.
The day we went to photograph the house they were setting up to show a movie on the front lawn, apperantly they do that every Friday night in the summer and it’s free to the public, how cool is that?
We’ll go back and photograph the front of the house without a movie screen and update this post soon.
The back of the Lord house at twilight
The carriage house is huge. It can be rented out separately from the mansion for events, parties, wedding receptions, etc