The Michigan State Capitol - A Memento of the Civil War
The Michigan State Capitol is located in Michigan's capital state, Lansing, in United States. This building is a National historical landmark and serves as the legislative seat of Michigan's State Government. The ground floor of this building has several offices including office of the Secretary of the Senate. This $1.2 million building was completed in 1878. Elijah E. Myers designed this building and became the country's most renowned architect of public facilities. The Michigan State Capitol was constructed not only to house a state government but also to serve as a memento of the Civil War. The interior decorations of the building continued over the course of several years. Decorative and architectural paintings were extensively used to embellish the building. These paintings are fine examples of Victorian art. The two most distinctive characteristic of the Capitol are its dome and the statue of Civil War Governor, Austin Blair. The statue of Blair greets visitors at the front of the building. This acrylic fridge magnet souvenir with the depiction of the Michigan State Capitol is an excellent memento for tourists to keep at home.
Renovation of Michigan State Capitol
The Michigan State Capitol underwent extensive renovation from 1987 to 1992. The exterior dome, which originally matched the light tan color of the building, was painted bright white during renovation. The building consists of four stories, two grand staircases. The 139 rooms have been upgraded for adaptability. There is a large clock on the north side of the first floor. The clock again was restored to working condition in 1990. The Capitol building stands 267 feet from the ground to the tip of the spire atop its doom. This Capitol building occupies approximately 1167 acres of land.