Minnesota State Capitol Building in Saint Paul, Minnesota - Encircle Photos

9 Minnesota State Capitol Building in Saint Paul, Minnesota

By copying St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, the marble, unsupported dome on the Minnesota State Capitol became the world’s second largest when finished in 1905. At the base of the dome’s ribs and columns is a stunning golden chariot called Quadriga. The horses represent water, earth, wind and fire. The ensemble was designed by Daniel French. He was also the sculptor for the Lincoln Memorial. Further down are six white marble statues symbolizing the virtues such as faith, hope and charity. The building contains 16 types of marble, local granite and limestone plus seven other types of stone. Minnesota became the 32nd state on May 11, 1858

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75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155

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