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Capitols

25 June 2010

1859 – State Capitol, Nashville, Tennessee

Architect: William Strickland The Tennessee State Capitol was designed by renowned Philadelphia architect William Strickland, who modeled it after a Greek Ionic temple and is one of Nashville’s most prominent examples of Greek...

25 June 2010

1886 – Design for State Capitol, Helena, Montana

Architect: George R. Mann A design competition was conducted in 1896 to determine the best suitable design for the capitol building. The commission selected a design by George R. Mann as the winner....

25 June 2010

1877 – State House, Columbia, South Carolina

Architect: John R. Niernsee Construction originally began in 1851, but the original architect was dismissed for fraud and dereliction of duty. Shortly afterwards, the structure was largely dismantled because of defective materials and...

29 May 2010

1932 – State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska

Architect: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue The building was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue as a result of an architectural competition and constructed between 1922 and 1932. The Indiana limestone structure draws on both Classical...

14 October 2009

1870 – State Capitol, Albany, New York

Architect: Fuller & Laver From The Builder, May 28, 1870: STATE houses or capitals are rising in various parts of the United States and we have already given views of more than one....

21 September 2009

1966 – State Capitol, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Architect: W.C. Kruger New Mexico claims the distinction of having the oldest as well as one of the newest state capitols in the United States. The oldest is the Palace of the Governors....

17 September 2009

1905 – State Capitol, St. Paul, Minnesota

Architect: Cass Gilbert When the Minnesota Territory was organized in 1849, the legislature held its first meetings in a log hotel in St. Paul. Not until five years later was the first Capitol...

16 September 2009

1874 – State Capitol, Sacramento, California

Architect: Reuben Clark & M.F. Butler Groundbreaking for the Capitol occurred December 4, 1860, but it took nearly 14 years and several administrations to complete the effort. Late in the year 1869 the...

15 September 2009

1884 – State Capitol, Denver, Colorado

Architect: Elijah E. Myers Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed in the 1890s from Colorado white granite, and opened for use in November 1894. The distinctive gold dome consists of real...

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