Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Tale of Two Capitols-- Part 4: The "New" One

Well, it is not so new anymore.

Ground was broken on the current Illinois statehouse in 1868, and the building's first general assembly was held there in 1877.  The highest elevation in Springfield was chosen for the capitol building, and to thsi day, no structure in Springfield is allowed to be taller than the zinc-covered dome.

It  is a majestic example of French renaissance style and serves as the center of Illinois politics and government (what there is of it with our current group).

Spectators can watch the House and Senate proceedings from public galleries, visit legislative offices and learn about the history and current use of the building on daily free guided tours.

Is There a Dome In Your Future?  --DaDomer

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