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State Capitols and Domes

State Capitols and Domes

12/3/2013
Yellow shading = Gold domes
Copper shading = Copper domes
Blue shading = Stone domes
State
Larger Dome
Smaller Dome/Cupola Tower
Without Domes
Alabama
White dome topped with a domed cupola and flagstaff (Governor and other executive branch officers still occupy the capitol)
 
 (Legislature meets in the State House -Eight floors, built in 1961 originally for the Highway Department.)
Alaska
 
 
Flat roof - Art Deco
Arizona
Capitol is a museum.
 
Legislature does not meet in the capitol. House and Senate have their own buildings. Governor is in the Executive Tower. Both are adjacent to the old capitol, which has a shallow copper dome.
Arkansas
Limestone dome topped with gold domed cupola
 
 
California
Copper clad dome topped with gold domed cupola adorned with a gold plated copper ball.
 
 
Colorado
Gold dome (gold leaf on cast iron) topped with a gold domed cupola adorned with a lighted globe. (Dome under restoration until 2014)
 
 
Connecticut
Gold dome encircled by six pairs of statues representing Agriculture, Commerce,
Education/Law, Force/War, Science/Justice, and Music and topped with pointed roof cupola
 
 
Delaware
 
White domed cupola tower topped by a weathervane
 
District of Columbia
Cast Iron dome and cupola topped with bronze "Statue of Freedom" (Dome under restoration until 2016)
 
 
Florida
 
 
Flat topped international style skyscraper
Georgia
Gold dome (copper on terra cotta under gold leaf) topped with domed cupola adorned with statue of "Miss Freedom"
 
 
Hawaii
 
 
Gently sloped roof - w/ central open-air courtyard/rotunda representing a volcano
Idaho
Stone dome topped with a bronzed copper eagle
 
 
Illinois
Zinc dome topped with a zinc domed cupola and a spire
 
 
Indiana
Copper dome topped with a copper domed cupola adorned with a flagstaff
 
 
Iowa
Gold dome topped with a gold domed cupola adorned by a gold ball and finial
 
 
Kansas
Copper dome topped with a copper domed cupola adorned by a bronze statue of the Kansa warrior, "Ad Astra" (statue was placed on top of the dome in 2002). (Dome restoration nears completion Dec. 2013)
 
 
Kentucky
Terra cotta over steel beam dome topped with a lantern cupola
 
 
Louisiana
 
 
Art Deco skyscraper topped with a beacon
Maine
Copper dome topped by a lantern cupola adorned with a gilded copper statue of a female figure "Wisdom" holding a lighted ball aloft
 
 
Maryland
 
Octagonal dome and two level cupola topped with an acorn shaped gilded finial
 
Massachusetts
 
Gold dome topped with a gold topped cupola adorned with a golden pinecone
 
Michigan
Painted cast iron dome topped by a domed cupola, spire and finial
 
 
Minnesota
Marble dome (one of the few self supporting marble domes in the world) surrounded by twelve stone eagles and topped with a cupola and a gilded ball
 
 
Mississippi
Stone dome topped with a domed cupola adorned by a gilded eagle
 
 
Missouri
Stone dome topped by a domed cupola and topped with a statue of "Ceres" the goddess of grain and agriculture
 
 
Montana
Copper dome topped with a statue of "Lady Liberty"
 
 
Nebraska
 
Gold domed Art Deco skyscraper topped with a bronze statue of "The Sower"
 
Nevada
 
Silver colored fiberglass octagonal domed cupola (Governor and other executive branch officials still occupy the capitol)
Modern domed Legislative Building
New Hampshire
 
Gold dome topped with gold domed cupola adorned with gold eagle
 
New Jersey
 
Gold dome topped with gold domed cupola adorned with gold finial
 
New Mexico
 
 
Pueblo, Territorial and Greek revival styles embodied around the physical shape and design of the Zia sun symbol (the symbol on the state flag)
New York
 
 
White granite Victorian Chateau
North Carolina
Copper dome with anthemion crown (Governor & Lt. Governor still occupy the Capitol.)
 
Modern Legislative Building
North Dakota
 
 
International style skyscraper
Ohio
 
 
Greek revival with a two story drum tower
Oklahoma
Precast concrete and stone over steel dome topped with a statue of an American Indian named "The Guardian" (dome and statue added in 2001-02)
 
 
Oregon
 
 
Modern Greek with a drum tower topped by a gilded bronze statue of the Oregon Pioneer
Pennsylvania
Green glazed terra cotta dome topped by a gilded bronze statue of "Miss Penn"
 
 
Rhode Island
White marble self supporting dome topped with a cupola adorned by a gilded bronze statue of "Independent Man"
 
 
South Carolina
 
Copper dome topped with a copper domed cupola and a flagstaff
 
South Dakota
Copper dome topped with a copper domed cupola
 
 
Tennessee
 
 
Drum tower topped by a flagstaff
Texas
Wrought iron and galvanized iron dome painted to match the red granite capitol. Topped with a cupola, adorned with a statue of "The Goddess of Liberty" holding a gilded star.
 
 
Utah
Copper clad plaster & terra cotta dome topped with a copper clad domed cupola, and an illuminated globe
 
 
Vermont
Gold dome topped with a statue of "Ceres" the goddess of agriculture
 
 
Virginia
 
 
Roman style temple modeled after Maison Carrẻe at Nimes
Washington
Brick and concrete dome topped with a pointed cupola and solar powered lantern
 
 
West Virginia
Gold dome topped with gold lantern cupola, gold staff and gold eagle
 
 
Wisconsin
White Bethel Vermont Granite Dome (largest dome by volume) topped by a gilded bronze statue of a woman, "Wisconsin" holding a globe with an eagle and wearing a helmet with a badger on top.
 
 
Wyoming
 
Gold dome topped with gold peaked octagonal cupola
 

 

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