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Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The State Capitol

 
 
The State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
1. The State Capitol Marker
Inscription.
Completed in 1888
Has been placed
on the
National
Register of
Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the
Interior

 
Location. 39° 47.904′ N, 89° 39.267′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S. 2nd Street and E. Capitol Street. Click for map. Marker is on the wall of the Capitol Building. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish American War Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Globe Tavern (approx. mile away); Illinois State Register (approx. 0.3 miles away); Campaign Poles (approx. 0.3 miles away); Leaping Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mary Lincoln's Ring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln's Hat (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brunwick's Billiard Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Illinois State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
2. Illinois State Capitol
The Capitol Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
3. The Capitol Cornerstone
This cornerstone later replaced because of large cracks, was laid October 5, 1868. Construction of the Capitol was not finished until 1888, on this date a ceremony was held commemorating the 100th anniversary of this completion.
Jim Edgar - Secretary of State - July 2, 1988
Stephen Douglas Monument on Capitol Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
4. Stephen Douglas Monument on Capitol Grounds
Abraham Lincoln Monument on Capitol Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 16, 2011
5. Abraham Lincoln Monument on Capitol Grounds
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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