Acrylic Fridge Magnet: depicting Kansas State Capitol in Topeka
The Kansas state capital is not just the state government, or a Topeka wonder, it is one of the most beautiful buildings you will tour in the Kansas State. As depicted on the fridge magnet, Capitol of Kansas portrays an architectural brilliance with its distinctive green copper dome and Ad Astra statue. For most tourists, it is hard to leave the city without a souvenir; the black and white acrylic touch on the fridge magnet serves as a memorable souvenir.
Interesting facts about the Kansas State Capitol
Ad Astra (a Kaw warrior) was placed atop the dome in the year 2002, along with statues of four famous Kansans on the second floor and murals by several artists throughout the building. In 1971, the capitol was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Conceptions for the building's interior artwork have changed over the years. In the initial plan, the fountain was to be placed on the first floor rotunda, a large statue of Ceres (the Roman goddess of vegetation) to be mounted atop the dome. There were sculptures in the north and south wings, and the murals were to be included in the first, second and fifth floor.
Design of Kansas State Capitol
From ground to the top, State Capitol measures about 304 feet (few feet higher than the Washington capitol). The statue, Ad Astra on a top of the dome, adds about 20 to 22 feet to the structure's height. The interior is decorated with beautiful murals and famous paintings. The ceiling of the chambers is designed in the Renaissance style, while a variety of white and gray marble carpets the capitol floors. In the house of Chambers, names of prominent politicians and state leaders are painted above the windows.