We packed a lunch and left at a leisurely time and arrived about 10:00 AM. The building sits on a hill overlooking the city in the distance. This is the fourth and now permanent capitol building.
The dome reaches out atop the stately building which has 70 columns surrounding the building. The commonwealth of Kentucky began with statehood in 1792. Workers broke ground in 1904 and legislators held the first session in 1910.
The exterior of the building is over 400 feet long and 180 feet wide.
The dome is 180 feet above the rotunda floor.
The building was a contrast. Outside, it looks a little plain though it has a good look to it. Inside, things change completely. It is magnificent and open and regal. It reminds me of a smaller and version of the majestic capitols in Utah and Texas.
The House of Representatives chambers.
After our self guided tour, we drove downtown to see the old capitol and to find the replica of the Liberty Bell. It separate from the main capitol grounds but downtown near the historical grounds
what it was and why it was here.
Next to the garden is the old governor's mansion.
After finding the bell, we drove over near the entrance to the Old State Capitol and had a picnic lunch as light rain fell. Still it was a great day to visit another state capital. We learned a lot and had a nice time.
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