Distinctive Art Moderne bus depot
The Olympia Bus Depot is on the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation's Most Endangered Historic Properties List. Greyhound would like to partner with area transit for a streamlined facility or station elsewhere. If successful in their attempts they would sell this property to a developer who wishes to build a multi story office and luxury condo tower in its place.
The Olympia Bus Depot was built in 1937 by North Coast Lines from a Moderne design by architect L.B. Barthomew. At the time it was considered the "newest, most modern bus depot in the entire Northwest," and a "standard for other buildings." The bus depot featured a rooftop structure resembling a radio tower that supported a neon "bus depot" sign serving as a beacon to travelers.
North Coast changed its name in 1949, by adding the word Greyhound, and then dropping the North Coast a year later to be simply just Greyhound Lines.