State Capitol Restoration and Preservation

State Capitol Restoration and Preservation


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   Kae Warnock

Dome photo

Great strides have been made in the restoration and preservation of state capitols  over the last few decades. When restoration projects appear in the news, we will make every effort to post links to those articles here. The links to these articles are provided for information purposes only. NCSL does not endorse any views these news stories provide.


State Capitol Restoration in the News

Alaska - Cost for Capitol renovation more than expected - Juneau Empire - Oct. 31, 2013 | Phase One Of Capitol Renovations Nears Completion - Alaska Public Media - Oct. 22, 2013

Colorado  - Restoration of Capitol dome is golden opportunity to let Colorado’s resilience shine - The Colorado Statesman - Nov. 26, 2013 |  Original artwork uncoverd during Capitol Building renovations - Nov. 2, 2013 | Capitol Dome Tops List of Endangered Sites The Denver PostFebruary 5, 2010 | Fund drive to restore Capitol dome to begin Denver Business Journal - January 14, 2011 | Greeley lawmakers instrumental in efforts to repair Colorado Capitol dome  The Tribune - February 6, 2011

Kansas - Capitol renovations should finish in time for new year - - Nov. 13, 2013 |  Historical foundation gets look at Capitol renovation - Topeka Capital Journal - Nov. 1, 2013

Kentucky  New murals cap state Capitol restoration work Lexington Herald Leader  - January 20, 2010

Michigan Bills seek lasting maintenance of Michigan Capitol Lansing State Journal - November 30, 2013

Minnesota Capitol restoration project draws just 2 responses - Finance & - May 23, 2012

Nebraska Journal Star - December 25, 2010

North Dakota - Capitol undergoes two restoration projects - The Bismark Tribune - May 15, 2012

Oklahoma Oklahoma Rejects Bonding for Capitol Renovation Stateline - May 25, 2012

U.S. CapitolCapitol Dome to undergo $60 million restoration Washington Post | Capitol Dome’s $60 million restoration long overdue - Washington Post Blog - Oct. 22, 2013

Preservation Boards/Commissions/Committees

Capitol preservation boards, committees, or commissions are tasked with protection of the capitol. There may also be fundraising organizations tasked with finding donations to cover some of the costs of restoration. The links to these organizations are posted as a courtesy.

Idaho Capitol Commission  

Kansas Capitol Restoration Commission

Minnesota Capitol Preservation Commission

Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission

Oregon State Capitol Foundation | Strategic Plan 2013-16

Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee

Texas Preservation Board

Utah Capitol Preservation Board

Virginia Capitol Square Preservation Council

Capitol Restoration Fundraising




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