“Remembering the roots of goverment in California”
The California State Capitol is the seat of the government of California, housing the chambers of the state legislature and the office of the governor in Sacramento, California. The Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and 1874 at the west end of Capitol Park, which is framed by L Street to the north, N Street to the south, 10th Street to the west, and 15th Street to the east. The Capitol Art Program maintains the Capitol's collected works including: the Permanent Collection, the Loan Collection, the Biennial Senate Contemporary Art Collection, and an extensive antiques and statuary collection located throughout the Historic West Wing and East Annex of the Capitol. The decision to restore the historic Capitol created one of the largest restoration projects in California's history, artisans relearned arts long forgotten, the Senate and Assembly Chambers would regain their glory and the building was incorporated with modern technology while maintaining the splendor of the Capitol's original appearance.
Really cool to see if you're in Sacramento (driving by is fine, but if you can, get out and walk)
If you have a chance go inside; it's more interesting there than outside :)
You can see sculpture of the California Republic bear in metal there.
It's a nice building to look at. Plus the park is beautiful to take a stroll in, or just sit and relax. There's more to see than just the building.
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