New York State Capitol, Albany Photos

The state capitol building (1867-99) was designed by three architects Thomas Fuller then Leopold Eidlitz & Henry Hobson Richardson. Consequently, the rectangular structure rises layered in three architectural styles including Italian Renaissance & Romanesque. Areas of note are the Million Dollar Staircase & the murals on the war room ceiling. New York's state capitol was originally New York City, but the legislature had to move several times during the Revolutionary War, settling in Albany in 1797.

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New York State Capitol is a mixture of styles reflecting three major architects who worked on the building. Albany, NY.New York State Capitol staircase is one of largest in USA. Albany, NY.Detail of east facade & staircase of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.West facade & fountain pool of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
New York State Capitol (1867-99) is a mixture of styles reflecting three major architects who worked on the building. Albany, NY. Style: Italian Renaissance & Romanesque. Architect: Thomas Fuller + Leopold Eidlitz + Henry Hobson Richardson.New York State Capitol staircase is one of largest in USA. Albany, NY.Detail of east facade & staircase of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.West facade & fountain pool of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
South facade of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Romanesque southeast tower of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Romanesque rhythm of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Gabel detail of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
South facade of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Romanesque southeast tower of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Romanesque rhythm of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Gabel detail of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Chimney & pediment detail of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Carved decorations on New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Courtyard levels showing change of styles over time in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Carved eagle on staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Chimney & pediment detail of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Carved decorations on New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Courtyard levels showing change of styles over time in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Carved eagle on staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Carved face on New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Lamp stands of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Eagles support corners of stairs on New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Decorative element of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Carved face on New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Lamp stands of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Eagles support corners of stairs on New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Decorative element of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Equestrian statue of Albany-born US Army General Philip Henry Sheridan by J.Q.A. Ward at New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Assembly chamber in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Windows of Assembly chamber in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Lamp of Assembly chamber in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Equestrian statue of Albany-born US Army General Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-86) by J.Q.A. Ward at New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Assembly chamber in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Windows of Assembly chamber in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Lamp of Assembly chamber in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Stained glass window in House of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Stained glass window in Senate of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Senate Chamber of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Senate desks in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Stained glass window in House of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Stained glass window in Senate of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Senate Chamber of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Senate desks in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Senate gallery in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Relief of Leopold Eidlitz, one of the capitol architects, in Senate of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Relief of Frederick Law Olmstead, the capitol landscape architect, in Senate of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Arch & ceiling within Senate of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Senate gallery in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Relief of Leopold Eidlitz, one of the capitol architects, in Senate of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Relief of Frederick Law Olmstead, the capitol landscape architect, in Senate of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Arch & ceiling within Senate of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Stained glass windows of Senate in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Clock with state seal in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Art Deco lamp in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Governor's reception room in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Stained glass windows of Senate in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Clock with state seal in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Art Deco lamp in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Governor's reception room in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Fireplace of Governor's reception room in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Stained glass in Governor's reception room showing wine agriculture in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Stained glass in Governor's reception room showing grain agriculture in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Stained glass in Governor's reception room showing corn agriculture in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Fireplace of Governor's reception room in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Stained glass in Governor's reception room showing wine agriculture in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Stained glass in Governor's reception room showing grain agriculture in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Stained glass in Governor's reception room showing corn agriculture in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Goddess of war on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Dutch vs. English mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.English vs. Americans mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Indians vs. French mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Goddess of war on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Dutch vs. English mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.English vs. Americans mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Indians vs. French mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Mohawks mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Onandogoga mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Cycugas mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Oncidias & Cenicos mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Mohawks mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Onandogoga mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Cycugas mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Oncidias & Cenicos mural on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Great Western or Million Dollar Staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Newell post on Great Western staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Prominent New Yorkers carved on Great Western staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Prominent New Yorkers carved on Great Western staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Great Western or Million Dollar Staircase (1883-97) in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Newell post on Great Western staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Prominent New Yorkers carved on Great Western staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Prominent New Yorkers carved on Great Western staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Carving of President Thomas Jefferson in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Relief carving of Grand Army of the Republic Veterans shield in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Carving of President Ulysses S. Grant in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Relief carving of President Martin Van Buren in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Carving of President Thomas Jefferson in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Relief carving of Grand Army of the Republic Veterans shield in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Carving of President Ulysses S. Grant in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Relief carving of President Martin Van Buren in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Portrait of President Grover Cleveland in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Portrait of Col. Teddy Roosevelt on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Portrait of President Teddy Roosevelt in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Portrait of President Grover Cleveland in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Portrait of Col. Teddy Roosevelt on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Portrait of President Teddy Roosevelt in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Portrait of Governor & Presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewey in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Portrait of Governor & Presidential candidate Nelson Rockefeller in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.General Montgomery on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Portrait of Dewitt Clinton, moving force behind the Erie Canal, in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Portrait of Governor & Presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewey in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Portrait of Governor & Presidential candidate Nelson Rockefeller in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.General Montgomery on war room ceiling of New York State Capitol New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Portrait of Dewitt Clinton, moving force behind the Erie Canal, in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Gothic staircase to Assembly wing in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Evolution panels of Senate staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.

Gothic staircase to Assembly wing in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Evolution panels of Senate staircase in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.


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