Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Encircle Photos

7 Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The fifth and current Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg has been a masterpiece since it was completed in 1906. At the base of the granite portico are large bronze doors with historic state scenes. Embracing the edges are two beautiful sculptures in Italian marble. The lime green, terra cotta tile dome with 48 portholes resembles St. Peter’s Basilica. On top is a gilded statue of a woman standing on an orb and holding a staff. She symbolizes justice and her name is Commonwealth. Pennsylvania became the 2nd state on December 12, 1787.

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501 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120

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