Kentucky's State Capitol

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Kentucky's magnificent capitol building was constructed in the industrious early 20th century, considered the age of conspicuous consumption. Architect Frank Mills Andrews designed the striking 403-foot-long Beaux Arts edifice, faced with sublime Indiana limestone and Vermont granite and surrounded with 70 monolithic columns. Nearly five years of construction followed the August 14, 1905, ground-breaking, and an estimated 20,000 proud Kentuckians and dignitaries were present for the pomp and circumstance that surrounded the June 2, 1910, dedication of the $1.8-million "New Kentucky Home." Kentucky's landmark capitol building forever changed the landscape of Frankfort, its capital city, while presenting the commonwealth a monument to its progress since statehood in 1792.
ISBN: 9780738585789
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 201
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author David L. Buchta is the Kentucky Division of Historic Properties director and state curator. He selected these historic photographs, many of which have never been in print, from institutions across the commonwealth to reveal the capitol's dignified story in honor of its centennial celebration. Images of America: Kentucky's State Capitol is a testimonial befitting the commonwealth's most significant landmark and architectural treasure.
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