Illinois State Capitol - Magnificent Grand Staircase
Susan Rissi Tregoning
Photograph - Photography
A two-story view of the Grand Staircase across the rotunda from the third floor in the Illinois State Capitol at Springfield.
Illinois has had six capitol buildings, with three of them still in existence, one in Vandalia and two in Springfield. This is the final and current Illinois State Capitol building. Ground broke in 1868, and it took twenty years to complete in 1888 for a final cost of $4,315,591. It was designed by the Chicago architecture firm Cochrane and Garnsey in the Renaissance Revival/Second Empire style.
The Illinois State Capitol Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
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August 30th, 2022
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