This Souvenir Fridge Magnet Shows the Central Spire of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln
The State Capitol of Nebraska is an impressive government building located in the city of Lincoln. Completed in 1932, it differs from many capitols around the United States in that it is not built in a Neo-Classical style based off of the Federal buildings in Washington DC. Instead, it is build in the Art Deco style that was popular at the time of its construction - though it is inspired by the marble monuments of the national capital. This magnet image features the building's central spire with its small golden dome and statue of the "Sower," a brawny man spreading seeds - the monument evokes the state's history as an agricultural heartland. The spire stands out throughout Lincoln as it is by far the tallest structure in the city and, until the Woodmen Tower was constructed in Omaha in the 1960s, the tallest in the state.
Viewing Art Deco Structures Around the United States and Beyond
Emerging from the earlier Art Nouveau style in France in the 1920s, Art Deco was an architectural movement that attempted to capture the finest grandeur of the new industrial age. It favors bold geometry, with straight rectilinear designs, bold colors and elaborate decoration - often with a "Machine Age" feel. It was popular until the 1940s, but faded after World War Two before the New Modernism. Beyond the Nebraska State Capitol, the United States has numerous buildings in this style. The best known are New York's great skyscrapers: the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. Others include the Eastern Columbia Building and the Bullocks Wilshire in Los Angeles, the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, the Cochise County Courthouse in Arizona, the Kavanagh Building in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the New India Assurance Building in Mumbai, India.