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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

California’s Historic Capitol

 
 
State Historic Landmark #872 image. Click for full size.
By Mathew H. Kohnen, June 28, 2002
1. State Historic Landmark #872
Inscription. The historic Capitol was designed by architects M.F. Butler and Reuben Clark. Its style is an adaption of Roman Corinthian architecture. Work began in 1860 and by late 1869 the Capitol was partly occupied. In 1874, construction ended at a cost of $245 million. The west wing which once housed all branches of government is now a legislative facility. Its design and construction are tributes to California’s pioneer architects, craftsmen and builders.
 
Erected 1977 by State Dept of Parks & Recreation (1974), California State Legilature (1982), California Bicentennial Project. (Marker Number 872.)
 
Location. 38° 34.62′ N, 121° 29.694′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of 10th Street and Capitol Mall, on the right when traveling north on 10th Street. Touch for map. Marker is embedded in sidewalk in front of Capitol Building entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10th Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California State Capitol Park (a few steps from this marker); The California Peace Officers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); California Mexican-American War Memorial
California State Capitol Building image. Click for full size.
By Mathew H. Kohnen, June 26, 2002
2. California State Capitol Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); California State Capitol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sisters of Mercy (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Sisters of Mercy (about 600 feet away); Pinus Pinea (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Categories. LandmarksNotable Buildings
 
California’s Historic Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
3. California’s Historic Capitol
California’s Historic Capitol -East Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
4. California’s Historic Capitol -East Entrance
California’s Historic Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
5. California’s Historic Capitol
Vintage Postcard of 'K' St. with Capital in Background image. Click for full size.
By Britton & Rey, Lithographers, San Francisco, Ca
6. Vintage Postcard of 'K' St. with Capital in Background
Taken From Top of Post Office Looking North
Note: Postmarked Sacramento Feb. 14, 1906
California’s Capitol - Entrance to the Governor's Office image. Click for full size.
December 31, 2010
7. California’s Capitol - Entrance to the Governor's Office
This photo shows the entrance to the Governor's Office in the last days of the Schwarzenegger administration, with his name still above the entrance. His name has since been removed. (Schwarzenegger had the bronze bear installed in the spring of 2009. It stayed.)
The Capitol Rotunda, as seen from below image. Click for full size.
8. The Capitol Rotunda, as seen from below
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,563 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on September 10, 2008. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on September 10, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7. submitted on February 28, 2011.   8. submitted on April 1, 2014. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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