Wyoming State Capitol and Grounds - Cheyenne, Wyoming
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FSU*Noles
N 41° 08.411 W 104° 49.218
13T E 515080 N 4554334
Quick Description: This is the Wyoming State Capitol and Grounds in Cheyenne, WY - listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Building #73001935.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2008 3:49:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM3RCZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 60

Long Description:
Wyoming's State Capitol building, located in the heart of Cheyenne, is a classically-designed building of Corinthian architecture resembling the National Capitol in Washington D.C.

The Ninth Territorial Legislative Assembly authorized the construction of the building in 1886, and on May 18, 1887, the cornerstone was laid.

Flagstone for the building's foundation was quarried near Fort Collins, Colorado, 45 miles south of Cheyenne, while sandstone from quarries near Rawlins, Wyoming, was used in the construction of the upper floors. Additional wings on each side of the original structure were completed in 1890 and the final two wings were finished in 1917.

The interior is finished in cherry, oak and butternut woods. The original cost and the two later additions totaled $389,569.13. The murals in the Senate and House chambers were painted by Allen T. True, and depict industry, pioneer life, law and transportation. The ceiling of each chamber is stained glass with the State Seal in the center. Be sure to check out the virtual tour of the Capitol building using this link: (visit link)

Outside the building stands Edward J. Fraughton's famous statue, "The Spirit of Wyoming", as well as a replica Liberty Bell. If you're visiting the Capitol building, the dome is a loggable benchmark (PID MO1082) as well, and you can log it using the following link: (visit link)
Street address:
24th St. and Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, WY
82001


County / Borough / Parish: Laramie

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Government, Capitol

Current function: Government, Capitol

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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