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Kansas State Capitol

Identification

Kansas State Capitol
123573

Map

Structure in General

monumental hall
existing [completed]
copper
granite
limestone
beaux-arts / historism
dome

Usages

capitol (national subdivision)
parking (private)

Facts

  • The Kansas State Capitol was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
  • The Kansas State Capitol was modeled on the Capitol at Washington, D.C. It was designed in a Beaux-Arts Neoclassical style with Corinthian porticos. The plan is composed of four wings, extended in the form of a Greek cross with a large rotunda at the center.
  • The different portions of the building were designed at different times by different architects. Construction of the east wing was was begun October 17, 1866, from plans submitted by John G. Haskell and E. Townsend Mix of Lawrence. It was occupied in 1869. The west wing, mirroring the east wing, was built in 1880; work on the north and south wings began in 1883. The rotunda, designed by state architect John F. Stanton, was also begun in 1883. The building was not completed and officially accepted by the State until 1903.

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Location

200-324 SW 10th Avenue
201-331 SW Jackson Street, 201-321 SW 8th Avenue, 200-330 SW Harrison Street
300 SW 10th Avenue
66612
Topeka
Kansas
U.S.A.

Technical Data

326.17 ft
326.17 ft
399.00 ft
386.00 ft
5
2
1866
1903
2002 - 2014
$3,200,589

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • State/province landmark
  • National landmark
  • Atrium is present
  • Observation deck on roof
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