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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