Souvenir of Boise: Idaho State Capitol on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The Idaho State Capitol is the home of the government of the Idaho state and is established in Boise. It is one of the main highlights and tourist attractions of the state. It is a must visit place when you are in Boise and when you return you could pack up your bag with a couple of nice souvenirs of the state and the city. While you are wondering what to get, you could consider getting this lovely acrylic fridge magnet of the state capitol which is indeed an apt memento of this building as well as Idaho and Boise.
History of the Building
Before Boise was made the capital of Idaho during 1980, the state capitol was located in Lewiston. Construction of the new state capitol began in Idaho a couple of years after President Benjamin Harrison assigned Idaho with the status of the capital of the state. Charles Hummel and John E. Tourtellotte were given the task of constructing the Idaho State Capitol. Hummel had migrated to the U.S. from Germany and joined hands with Tourtellote during 1903. He settled in Portland after completing this project. Tourtellotte was a native of Connecticut who started as an architect in Massachusetts.
Architecture of the Idaho State Capitol
The Idaho State Capitol is constructed using four different kinds of marble: green, gray, black and red marbles that were brought from Vermont, Alaska, Italy and Georgia, respectively. Hummel and Tourtellotte were inspired by the Roman architecture and incorporated elements of the Roman architectural style in the Idaho State Capitol. The dome of the building is its most fascinating feature and has a 1.7-meter high bronze eagle that is built on its top. The building is 63 meters tall and is spread on an area of 18740 m2. The building comprises of 219 pillars in total that are made using plaster, scagliola and dust.