Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The Wisconsin State Capitol is located in Madison, Wisconsin and is home to the Supreme Court and Legislature of the state and also serves as the office of the Governor of Wisconsin. The building was established during 1917 and is the fifth building to function as the capitol of the state since the assembling of the first territorial legislature in 1836. The State Capitol is surrounded by several streets that combine to form the Capitol Square that consists of several shops, boutiques and restaurants. If you are in search of a nice souvenir of the Wisconsin State Capitol, then look no further. This lovely acrylic fridge magnet featuring a lovely view of the State Capitol building is an apt keepsake of it.
Establishment of the Building
The establishment of the current Wisconsin State Capitol was commenced during the end of 1906 and was finally completed in 1917; the project incurred a total cost of approximately $7.25 million. Its design was created by architect, George B. Post, and it stands at a height of a little more than 284 feet. The establishment of the State Capitol was prolonged due to financial constraints. The 'Wisconsin' statue is located on the top of the dome; it is a sculpture of a man holding a globe with an eagle perched on it, and the right arm of the statue is stretching outwards to signify the motto of the state which is 'to move forwards.' The statue was sculpted by Daniel Chester French in 1920 and is created using bronze.
Touring the Wisconsin State Capitol
The Wisconsin State Capitol is open for visitors and consists of numerous attraction including the pediments built in all the four regions of the building, columns located in the south facade and several fascinating sculptures. If you want to tour the building with a group of friends, it would be a good idea to make a reservation by logging on to the official website of the State Capitol.