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Oregon State Capitol

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Identification

Oregon State Capitol
123984

Map

Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
art deco

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The design architect with Trowbridge and Livingston was Francis Keally.
  • The exterior features concrete, metalwork, and four different varieties of Vermont marble.
  • Statue was created in New Jersey, shipped via the Panama Canal, then a railcar, and finally a flatbed truck.
  • The Oregon State Capitol, Oregon's third capitol building, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. It is the fourth newest state capitol in the USA.
  • Atop the rotunda is a gilded statue, "The Pioneer," by Ulric Ellerhusen, representing the spirit of Oregon's early settlers. Cast in bronze and finished in 23K gold leaf, the 22-foot high statue weights 8.5 tons and is hollow inside.
  • A 23-foot marble base supports the statue.
  • The statue was re-gilded in 1958, 1984, and 2000.
  • The previous Capital building was destroyed by fire.

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Location

900 Court Street NE
900 Court Street NE
97309
Salem
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

173.40 ft
128.40 ft
4
1938

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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