Acrylic Fridge Magnet: Depicting Maine State Capitol
Maine state capitol (in Kennebec County) is a significant structure in Augusta not only because it's the House of Representatives but it offers an informative tour to its visitors. It is impossible for visitors to travel to Augusta and leave without a souvenir. As depicted on the fridge magnet, Maine state capitol reflects the architectural magnificence and historical importance. The acrylic magnet gives an elegant look to the souvenir, which is why most people prefer it to other souvenirs.
Interesting Facts about Maine State Capitol
Major renovations and remodeling of the structure in late 1909 and early 1910 can be seen in the today's building. The renovations were carried out according to the designs made by G. Henri Desmond and were implemented by Charles Hichborn. Maine Capitol stands at one hundred and fifty feet height, with a statue of Minerva on top of its dome, which was designed by W. Clark Noble. Charles Bulfinch (American architect) designed the Maine capitol like Massachusetts capitol building, which was to be implemented using local granite material. The construction work of the state office building and the cultural building in 1950's, lead to the removal of numerous agency offices from the state building. The Portland city repeatedly strived to be the Maine's capitol, but was unsuccessful as it was not centrally located.
History of Maine State Capitol
Maine holds a lot of history and a few events are worth mentioning: after its separation from Massachusetts, Maine became a state on March 15, 1820 with Portland as its temporary capital. Portland was eradicated as a capitol as state people thought that State capitol should be centrally located. Many cities and towns were listed for being the state house. The list was narrowed down to Wiscasset, Brunswick, Belfast, Hallowell and Augusta. The city of Augusta was selected as the new state capitol on February 24, 1827.