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California State Capitol Building Sacramento

California State Capitol Building Sacramento

 

California State Capitol building's west side reveals a triangular pediment consisting of five allegorical figures with a helmeted Minerva in the center. To the left of her are Education with tablet and globe and Industry leaning on an anchor and plough. To the right of her are Justice, holding a tablet, and Mining, leaning on a pick and hammer. The figures were sculpted by Pietro Mezzara.

 

The California State Capitol is the seat of the government of California, housing the chambers of the state legislature and the office of the governor in Sacramento, California. The Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and 1874 at the west end of Capitol Park, which is framed by L Street to the north, N Street to the south, 10th Street to the west, and 15th Street to the east. The Capitol and grounds were listed on the office of the National Register of Historic Places in 1973,[1] and listed as a California Historical Landmark in 1974, with a re-dedication on January 9, 1982 to commemorate the close of the bicentennial restoration project

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Taken on October 2, 2010