Pennsylvania Capitol Building

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Pennsylvania State Capitol

Pennsylvania State Capitol building. Photo by Don Shall on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Pennsylvania's Capitol - A National Historic Landmark

The Capitol building in Harrisburg is a national historic landmark. Pennsylvania’s Capitol is a public building belonging to the citizens of the Commonwealth. It is 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.



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

Capitol Building in Harrisburg: inside the dome

Pennsylvania State Capitol interior; photo by Elizabeth Thomsen on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike

Pennsylvania State Capitol interior