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Pennsylvania Capitol Building

Pennsylvania National Historic Landmark

Inside the Capitol Building dome in Harrisburg; photo by Dick Jensen on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike);  

Pennsylvania's Capitol in Harrisburg PA

The Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg is a national historic landmark. All National Landmarks - All Pennsylvania Landmarks

Pennsylvania’s Capitol is a public building that belongs to the citizens of the Commonwealth. It's also a priceless architectural and artistic treasure, a majestic symbol of history and power, and an icon of democracy and freedom.

When President Theodore Roosevelt attended the dedication of the building on October 4, 1906, he said, “This is the handsomest building I ever saw.” The Capitol was designed in the American Renaissance style by Philadelphia architect Joseph Miller Huston (1866-1940), who envisioned the building as a “Palace of Art.” – From the official website of the Capitol.