California State Capitol, Sacramento Photos

The California State Capitol is an imposing Roman-Corinthian style building initially designed by Miner Frederic Butler. Restored with golden & pastel colors, with neoclassical patters, the interior houses several rooms now open as a museum.

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California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Dome & pediment of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Dome of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Lantern cupola in Roman-Corinthian style atop dome of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
California State Capitol (1856-74) (between 10th & 16th & L & N Sts.). Sacramento, CA. Style: Roman-Corinthian. Architect: Miner Frederic Butler then G. Parker Cummings + Henry Kenitzer + A.A. Bennett. On National Register.Dome & pediment of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Dome of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Lantern cupola in Roman-Corinthian style atop dome of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
Pediment of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Pediment detail of California State Capitol with statue of California & bear flanked by women symbolic of the arts. Sacramento, CA.Side facade of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Front of California State Capitol with Sacramento Cathedral beyond. Sacramento, CA.
Pediment of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Pediment detail of California State Capitol with statue of California & bear flanked by women symbolic of the arts. Sacramento, CA.Side facade of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Front of California State Capitol with Sacramento Cathedral beyond. Sacramento, CA.
Dome interior of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Decorated layers of California State Capitol dome interior. Sacramento, CA.Statue of Queen Isabella of Spain pledging crown jewels to Columbus in rotunda of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Senate chamber of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
Dome interior of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Decorated layers of California State Capitol dome interior. Sacramento, CA.Statue of Queen Isabella of Spain pledging crown jewels to Columbus in rotunda of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Senate chamber of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
Portrait of George Washington in Senate chamber of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Floor of Senate chamber in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Senate clock in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Senate ceiling in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
Portrait of George Washington in Senate chamber of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Floor of Senate chamber in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Senate clock in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Senate ceiling in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
Main staircase of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Newell post with bear in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Bear carving detail of newel post in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Bronze seahorse detail on stairwell gas lamp fixtures in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
Main staircase of California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Newell post with bear in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Bear carving detail of newel post in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Bronze seahorse detail on stairwell gas lamp fixtures in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
Governor's main office restored to 1906 as museum in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Governor's anteroom restored to 1906 as museum in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Secretary of State's office restored to 1902 as museum in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Treasurer's office with walk-in bank vault restored to 1933 as museum in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
Governor's main office restored to 1906 as museum in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Governor's anteroom restored to 1906 as museum in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Secretary of State's office restored to 1902 as museum in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Treasurer's office with walk-in bank vault restored to 1933 as museum in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
San Francisco Fire Department helmet from great earthquake displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Book cover of "Trial by Fire at San Francisco: The Evidence of the Camera" about great earthquake displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Examiner newspaper special edition cover art " San Francisco's Reconstruction" about great earthquake by artist Maynard Dixon displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Official miniature view book of the Panama Pacific International Exposition of San Francisco displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
San Francisco Fire Department helmet (c1905) from great earthquake displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Book cover of "Trial by Fire at San Francisco: The Evidence of the Camera" (1907) about great earthquake displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Examiner newspaper special edition cover art " San Francisco's Reconstruction" (Oct. 21, 1906) about great earthquake by artist Maynard Dixon displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Official miniature view book of the Panama Pacific International Exposition of San Francisco (1915) displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.
Panama Pacific International Exposition Official Daily Program displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Panama Pacific International Exposition admission badges displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Panama Pacific International Exposition official souvenirs & medal displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Jesse Unruh State Office Building with inscription "Bring Me Men to Match My Mountains". Sacramento, CA.
Panama Pacific International Exposition Official Daily Program (1915) displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Panama Pacific International Exposition admission badges (1915) displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Panama Pacific International Exposition official souvenirs & medal (1915) displayed in California State Capitol. Sacramento, CA.Jesse Unruh State Office Building (1913-28) (915 Capital Mall) with inscription "Bring Me Men to Match My Mountains". Sacramento, CA. Architect: Weeks & Day. On National Register.
Pediment of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA.Detail of central female figure protecting power & knowledge on pediment of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA.Detail of buffalo & figure of industry on pediment of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA.Detail of oxen on pediment of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA.
Pediment of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA.Detail of central female figure protecting power & knowledge on pediment of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA.Detail of buffalo & figure of industry on pediment of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA.Detail of oxen on pediment of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA.
Classical-style statue of woman holding clouds with rain & team of horses in front of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA.Stanley Mosk Library & Court building with inscription "To the Highlands of the Mind Let Me Go". Sacramento, CA.Detail of neoclassical figures in pediment of Stanley Mosk Library & Court building. Sacramento, CA.California State Library & Courts II building. Sacramento, CA.
Classical-style statue of woman holding clouds with rain & team of horses in front of Jesse Unruh State Office Building. Sacramento, CA.Stanley Mosk Library & Court building (1913-28) (914 Capital Mall) with inscription "To the Highlands of the Mind Let Me Go". Sacramento, CA. Architect: Weeks & Day. On National Register.Detail of neoclassical figures in pediment of Stanley Mosk Library & Court building. Sacramento, CA.California State Library & Courts II building (1994) (900 N St.). Sacramento, CA.
Entrance Tower of California State Library & Courts II. Sacramento, CA.


Entrance Tower of California State Library & Courts II. Sacramento, CA.



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