State Capitols

State Capitol Buildings and museums are the only chance most of us have to see great architecture from before the modern (and, even worse, post-modern!) styles metastasized.

We are the Borg. Resistance is futile.

We are the Borg. Resistance is futile.

So, to remind everybody that architecture wasn’t always a dirty word, here’s a pictorial post of State Capitol buildings beginning with ours.

Completed in 1840. Dignified, but not too elaborate.

Completed in 1840. Dignified, but not too elaborate.

NC Rotunda

NC Rotunda

 

Indiana has a nice one, built in 1878.

Indiana has a nice one, built in 1878.

Interior hallways

Interior hallways

 

Iowa, built 1871-86, surprisingly flashy!

Iowa, built 1871-86, surprisingly flashy!

Check out this cool staircase

Check out these cool stairs

Check out these cool stairs

 

New mexico dropped the ball.

New mexico dropped the ball.

 

Louisiana had this...

Louisiana had this…

and replaced it with this.

and replaced it with this.

 

Tennessee, built in 1845-59, went with basic Greek.

Tennessee, built in 1845-59, went with basic Greek.

 

Virginia, designed by Jefferson and Clerisseau and finished in 1785.

Virginia, designed by Jefferson and Clerisseau and finished in 1785.

 

Maryland, built 1772, is the oldes state capitol in use.

Maryland, built 1772, is the oldes state capitol in use.

That’s it for tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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