Georgia State Capitol's Exquisite Architectural Design
The Georgia State Capital is the seat of the government of Atlanta. It is also one of the city's most architecturally impressive buildings and has been deemed a National Historic Landmark. It houses the offices of the governor along with the secretary of state and lieutenant governor. One of the most striking facets of the State Capitol building is its seminal architectural design, making it a much visited tourist attraction. The acrylic fridge magnet depicts a beautiful image of the State Capitol building's iconic golden dome making it an excellent holiday souvenir.
The Architecture of the Georgia State Capital
The Capitol building was conceived by famous Ohio architects Miles and Horne. The buildings exquisite ornamentation was done by esteemed sculptor George Couch. The front side of the building is comprised of a four-storied portico, a stone pediment and six columns of Corinthian style constructed over a large stone pier. The interiors of the Capitol building exude a more contemporary 19th century design, replete with elevators, oak paneling, centralized heating and lighting. Marble flooring sourced from Pickens County comprises the flooring of this spectacular building. There is an open rotunda at the center that is abutted by two wings, each with a staircase leading up to the other floors. The open rotunda is overlooked by an atrium on the top. The iconic golden dome of the State Capitol building is made up of gilded gold leaves sourced from Lumpkin County. The building received an overhaul in 1997 when it was reverted back to its original design of 1889.
Georgia Capitol Museum - A Must Visit For Tourists
The museum of the State Capitol building is located on the fourth floor and has been in existence since 1889. It contains a panorama of ancient Native American artifacts, fossils, rare rocks and minerals and stuffed animals. The museum also includes portraits of notable Georgian luminaries and authentic flags that were hoisted during numerous wars in the past.