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.
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.
Indiana has a nice one, built in 1878.
Iowa, built 1871-86, surprisingly flashy!
Check out these cool stairs
New mexico dropped the ball.
Louisiana had this…
and replaced it with this.
Tennessee, built in 1845-59, went with basic Greek.
Virginia, designed by Jefferson and Clerisseau and finished in 1785.
Maryland, built 1772, is the oldes state capitol in use.
That’s it for tonight.