Oregon State Capital

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900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR, USA

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“She Flies With Her Own Wings” Jun 11, 2009
This is a great place to visit if you have a couple of free hours. They have free tours that start on the hour. If you walk up the 120 steps past the top of the rotundra to the outside deck where the golen stautue rest, you will be rewarded with a certificate from the Governor stating as much. I will have a complete review later, but needless to say, it was a great and historic building. Oregon's present Capitol has its origins in two fires. On December 30, 1855, fire swept through a newly occupied Statehouse, completely destroying the structure. The Holman Building, in the business section of Salem, served as a temporary Capitol from 1859 until another one was completed in 1876. On April 25, 1935, fire again destroyed the elegant Statehouse patterned after the U.S. Capitol.A four-story structure of Modern Greek architecture, it was completed at a cost of $2.5 million and is the fourth newest Capitol in the United States. The exterior is faced with white Danby Vermont marble. The rotunda, the halls, and all of the lobby areas are lined with a warm, delicately polished Rose Travertine from Montana. The floor and stair- cases of the rotunda utilize large squares of Phoenix Napoleon grey marble from Missouri with borders of Radio Black marble from Vermont.
the Oregon State House
The House
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The great seal
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