The Capitol Building

The Capitol Building (HMVN4)

Location: Topeka, KS 66626 Shawnee County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 2.863', W 95° 40.751'

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Under construction for thirty-seven years, the Capitol building was completed in 1903 at a cost of $3,200,588.92. It was considered among the most architecturally handsome buildings in the nation.

At a height of 304 feet, the Kansas Capitol is slightly taller than the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C. The dome is made with formed steel I-beams and covered with copper sheeting. Inside and 75 feet below the copper dome is an inner dome of glass panels, designed to diffuse the light illuminating the rotunda area.

The Capitol occupies a 20-acre site donated by Cyrus K. Holiday. The Capitol was placed on the National Historic Register in 1971.
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Placed ByGovernor Frank Carlson (1947-50)
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 268143 N 4325488
Decimal Degrees39.04771667, -95.67918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.863', W 95° 40.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 51.78" N, 95° 40' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-998 SW Harrison St, Topeka KS 66626, US
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