New Capitol

New Capitol (HM16A9)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
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N 38° 11.37', W 84° 52.485'

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Gov. J. C. W. Beckham promoted construction of New Capitol due to overcrowding and disrepair in Old Capitol. Federal funds for Civil and Spanish-American War claims paid half of $1,820,000 cost. In 1904, Frank M. Andrews selected as architect. Cornerstone laid 1906. Capitol completed during Gov. A. E. Willson's term. Legislature met Jan.; building dedicated June 1910.

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Building's style is neo-classic, with 70 Ionic monolithic columns. North pediment shows a heroine—Kentucky—with Progress, History, Law, Art, and Labor as attendants. French influence portrayed by dome and rotunda, designed like tomb of Napoleon, and white marble stairs with banisters, copies of those in Paris Opera House. Murals in east and west wings by Gilbert White.
HM NumberHM16A9
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1779
Year Placed1986
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 686120 N 4228975
Decimal Degrees38.18950000, -84.87475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.37', W 84° 52.485'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 22.20" N, 84° 52' 29.10" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102-112 E Todd St, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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