Top 11 Most Beautiful State Capitol Buildings in the USA

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Illinois State Capitol, Springfield

The historical importance of the Illinois State Capitol dates back to well before when Abraham Lincoln tried cases in its courthouse rooms. You’ll instantly feel the building’s significance once you enter through the doors of this beautiful building.

It’s the tallest capitol building constructed in the classical style. It was finished in 1888, being the sixth building designated as the state capitol due to the rapid growth of the population. An aerial view of the building shows a cross-shaped design pointing in the compass directions.

The towering silver dome complements the decorative exterior, featuring frieze decorations and stained glass depicting the history of the state. Visitors can explore the many sculptures found inside and take guided tours through various rooms and halls to see where the House and Senate meet.

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