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Indiana State House - Indianapolis, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Muirwoody
N 39° 46.090 W 086° 09.725
16S E 571766 N 4402362
Quick Description: Indiana's State House in downtown Indianapolis.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2006 11:23:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMGVW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SCOTUS
Views: 117

Long Description:
Indiana's State House was finished in the 1888. It's a mixture of Italian Renaissance Revival and NeoGreco styles.

From the Website: Elected and appointed representatives of all three branches of government work at the State House. The governor's office is here. The Indiana General Assembly, our citizen legislature, has chambers here for the Senate and for the House of Representatives. The State Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals are also located in this building. When the State House was constructed in 1888, it housed all the governmental offices. However, as the size of government increased, some offices were moved off-site. Today many governmental offices are located in a complex to the west of the State House.

The State House itself has undergone many alterations since it was built. Some renovations were undertaken in an effort to accommodate the growth of government, others to enable a nineteenth-century building to meet modern needs, and still others for cosmetic reasons. In 1988 the most substantive restoration/renovation returned many of the public areas of the State House to their original Victorian era appearance.

The State House has witnessed many debates affecting the course of Hoosier history. For example, women lobbied here in pursuit of the vote, and labor and racial issues have motivated people to rally here in protest.

This is a place, too, where people come to commemorate individuals and events from our past, as well as to celebrate the present and the future. Indeed, the State House is a symbol not just of government but of the Hoosier State and its people.
Type of Capitol: State, Province, Canton, or Other Primary Division of a Nation

Address:
200 W. Washington St
Indianapolis, IN USA
46204


Dates of Construction: 1877 - 1886

Major Renovations: Nine times since it was opened. See the website for details

Hours: See the web site

Capitol Web Site: [Web Link]

Historical Monuments/Memorials:
A partial list: Statues of Geo. Washington, Oliver Morton and others. A bust of Christopher Columbus. A statue commemorating Indiana'a Miners. A monument noting the State House is on U.S. 40 (The National Road)


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