The second, third, and fourth floors were photographed across the rotunda in the Illinois State Capitol at Springfield.
On the second floor, the glassed-in area on the left is the Governor’s Office. The mahogany doors to the right on the third floor are the entrance to the House, and directly above that on the fourth floor is the House Gallery.
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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