The State House

The State House (HM6M1)

Location: Columbus, OH 43215 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.725', W 83° 0.022'

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Built 1838-1861

A total of 15 commissioners, seven architects, and numberless artisans built this Grecian Doric State House of local limestone and brick from Indian mound clay at a cost of $1,359,121. Experts today marvel that so many diverse personalities could have produced what is nationally recognized a a "pure" and noble structure.

A cornerstone was laid July 4, 1839, in the "northeast angle of the foundation ...", although there is no visual evidence of its existence.

Actual construction progressed during 15 of the 22 years required to complete the building. Political differences, a cholera epidemic, and labor difficulties caused delays. The legislature occupied the unfinished building on January 5 1857.

This monumental structure majestic in its simplicity, is truly an historic symbol of democratic government by free men.
HM NumberHM6M1
Year Placed1966
Placed ByThe Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 329148 N 4425464
Decimal Degrees39.96208333, -83.00036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.725', W 83° 0.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 43.50" N, 83° 0' 1.32" W
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Area Code(s)614, 513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-29 US-40, Columbus OH 43215, US
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