These pictures of the State Capitol building in Oklahoma City were taken in 2000, prior to the addition of the dome. The building was designed by Solomon Layton and built between 1914 and 1917. An oil well directly south of the capitol building is nicknamed “Petunia #1” because drilling began in the middle of a flower [...]
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Built in 1932, through the efforts of then Governor Huey P. Long and with much controversy, the Louisana State Capitol building building in Baton Rouge became the place of his assassination in 1935. The building is the tallest State Capitol in the U.S.
This is the third State House to be built in Montpelier, VT and was completed in 1859. The first two were destroyed by fire.
New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe, NM. Located at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta, the building is also called the Roundhouse and serves as a gallery for local artisans.
The New Hampshire State House, in Concord, is framed by tree branches in late spring. The gold dome shines brightly even under darkened skies.
The Wyoming State Capitol building, in Cheyenne, was first begun in 1887 and had it’s most recent addition completed in 1917. The 24K gold leaf dome has been gilded six times, the last in 1988.
The State House in Augusta, Maine was completed in 1832.
The dome of the Massachusetts State House shines above the blooming trees in early spring. This building is the oldest one on Beacon Hill in Boston, dating to 1798.