Monday, June 14, 2010

US State Capitol Buildings

I would like to have cards from all the US capital cities and when i can choose the cards, i like to have cards with the capitol buildings. Recently i've traded 6 cards with Ron "capitainSoul" and i've picked these 3 cards from Pennsylvania, Alabama and Kansas.

"The Pennsylvania State Capitol is the seat of government for the U.S. State of Pennsylvania and is in downtown Harrisburg. It was designed in 1902 in a Beaux-Arts style with Renaissance themes throughout. The capitol houses the chambers for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the Harrisburg chambers for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, as well as the offices of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor. It is also the central building of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex, which includes state government buildings in Harrisburg and throughout the rest of the state.
The capitol is often referred to as a "palace of art" because of its many sculptures, murals and stained-glass windows, most of which use Pennsylvania themes or were made by Pennsylvanians. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006." - in:
wikipedia

"The Alabama State Capitol, also known as First Confederate Capitol, is located on Goat Hill in Montgomery, Alabama. The structure was built in 1851.
The first Capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama was built in 1847, and was destroyed by fire in 1849. The current State Capitol was built on the previous Capitol's foundations, and was completed in 1851.
The Capitol was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960. The building and grounds are maintained by the Alabama Historical Commission. One block west is the landmark Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. organized actions of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, in opposition to Alabama's government policies." - in:
wikipedia

"The Kansas State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Kansas. Housing the Kansas Legislature, it is located in the state capital of Topeka.
A large mural in the east wing, painted by Kansan John Steuart Curry, centers on an image of abolitionist John Brown. This is believed to be the only instance of a person convicted of treason being featured in a state capitol.
Dome tours are held daily on the half-hour. Besides being home to one of the largest capitol domes in the United States - even surpassing that of the United States Capitol, the Kansas dome is the only one in the United States that continues to offer dome tours. There are 296 steps leading up from the fifth floor to the top of the dome." - in: wikipedia

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