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Uptown District in Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The State House

Built 1838–1861

 
 
The State House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2008
1. The State House Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 1966 by The Ohio Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1862.
 
Location. 39° 57.725′ N, 83° 0.022′ 
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W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. It is in the Uptown District. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (U.S. 40) and High Street, on the right when traveling east on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Unknown Boy Scout (a few steps from this marker); Charity Newsies (within shouting distance of this marker); Intersect (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); “These Are My Jewels” (within shouting distance of this marker); William B. Saxbe (within shouting distance of this marker); Ohio World War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peace (about 300 feet away); James A. Rhodes (about 300 feet away); William McKinley (about 300 feet away); Liberty Tree (about 400 feet away); Ohio State House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
More about this marker. This is one of two identical plaques erected about 700 feet apart, this one facing north and the other facing south, and affixed to pedestrian entrances to the parking garage built beneath Capitol Square.
 
Also see . . .  Ohio Statehouse. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 30, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
The State House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2008
2. The State House and Marker
 
 
Double Decker in Front of State Capitol, Columbus, Ohio image. Click for full size.
J. J. Prats Postcard Collection
3. Double Decker in Front of State Capitol, Columbus, Ohio
Undated postcard published by the Haenlein Brothers Co. Inc., Columbus, Ohio.
The State House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 24, 2022
4. The State House Marker
The State House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 24, 2022
5. The State House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,629 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on September 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on July 2, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.

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