Pennsylvania State Capitol

$14.95

Black felt box included

3 3/4″W x 2 7/8″H

SKU: 12-03 Category:

History

Ground was broken in 1902 in the city of Harrisburg to start construction of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building after serving as the capital since 1812. This outstanding building was designed by architect Joseph M. Huston, who took inspiration from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. After the construction was finished, President Theodore Roosevelt declared This is the handsomest building I have ever seen.”, at the dedication of the Capitol Building on October 4, 1906. The Capitol building houses the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Supreme Court of PA, the office of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and other state officials. The interior of the building is magnificent and is adorned with marble, gold leafing, large murals and beautiful collections of artwork.

Restoration

After many years of neglect, the Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee was established in 1982 with a focus on restoring this building to its original glory and making it as historically authentic as possible. The hard work of so many is now visible throughout the Capitol building for all to enjoy.

 

 

This beautiful, unique ornament is perfect for any Pennsylvania resident, historic buff, or as a souvenir of your visit to Pennsylvania’s State Capitol building.

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