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The Wisconsin Capitol

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By Michael Edmonds

A centennial look at Wisconsin’s most recognizable edifice -- the Wisconsin State Capitol -- and the people who have made history beneath its iconic dome. This book tells the remarkable story of the building—in all its incarnations—and the people who made history beneath its dome. It covers the creation of the territorial capitol in 1837, the construction of the second capitol in the 1860s (and the fire that almost completely destroyed it in 1904), the eleven-year construction project that completed the third capitol in 1917, and the extensive conservation project of the 1990s that restored the building to its grandeur.

Supporting the framework of this architectural history are colorful stories about the people who shaped Wisconsin from within the Capitol—attorneys, senators, and governors (from Henry Dodge to Scott Walker), as well as protesters, reformers, secretaries, tour guides, custodians, and even Old Abe, the Capitol’s resident eagle. Combining historical photographs with modern, full-color architectural photos, The Wisconsin Capitol provides fascinating details about the building, while also emphasizing the importance of the Capitol in Wisconsin’s storied history.

By Michael Edmonds

A centennial look at Wisconsin’s most recognizable edifice -- the Wisconsin State Capitol -- and the people who have made history beneath its iconic dome. This book tells the remarkable story of the building—in all its incarnations—and the people who made history beneath its dome. It covers the creation of the territorial capitol in 1837, the construction of the second capitol in the 1860s (and the fire that almost completely destroyed it in 1904), the eleven-year construction project that completed the third capitol in 1917, and the extensive conservation project of the 1990s that restored the building to its grandeur.

Supporting the framework of this architectural history are colorful stories about the people who shaped Wisconsin from within the Capitol—attorneys, senators, and governors (from Henry Dodge to Scott Walker), as well as protesters, reformers, secretaries, tour guides, custodians, and even Old Abe, the Capitol’s resident eagle. Combining historical photographs with modern, full-color architectural photos, The Wisconsin Capitol provides fascinating details about the building, while also emphasizing the importance of the Capitol in Wisconsin’s storied history.

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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-842-3

Publication Year2017
Page Count192
Illustrations
Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size7 x 9 inches
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Products specifications
Details
PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
ISBN Number

978-0-87020-842-3

Publication Year2017
Page Count192
Illustrations
Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size7 x 9 inches
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