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Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Capitol

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
1. The Capitol Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1900 at the cost of approximately $136,000, was designed by James Riley Gordon of San Antonio, Texas, and served as the First Arizona owned seat of government during the late territorial days and its transition to statehood in 1912. The original structure is 184 ft. long and 84 ft. deep. The exterior is constructed entirely of Arizona products – grey granite from the Salt River Mountains Tufa from Yavapai County and the foundation is of Malapia rock from Camelback Mountain.
 
Erected 1969 by Woodmen of the World Jurisdiction of Arizona.
 
Location. 33° 26.895′ N, 112° 5.809′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from West Adams Street. Touch for map. Parking available at Bolin Memorial Park. Then walk to all the markers and monuments in this vicinity. Enter park from east-bound Jefferson Street or west-bound Washington Street, just east of 17th Avenue. Marker is located at the front of the Arizona State Capitol Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1740 West Adams Street, Phoenix AZ 85007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arizona's War Heroes (here, next to this marker); Arizona’s Liberty Bell Monument
The Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
2. The Capitol Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Eusebio Francisco Kino (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arizona's Pioneer Women (about 500 feet away); Navajo Code Talkers (about 500 feet away); Memorial to Arizona Confederate Troops (about 600 feet away); Jewish War Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phoenix.
 
Also see . . .  Arizona State Capitol. Wikipedia article on the Arizona State Capitol building in Phoenix. It formerly housed the Territorial and State Legislatures, as well as various executive offices. These have relocated to adjacent buildings, and the Capitol is now maintained as the Arizona Capitol Museum. (Submitted on February 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
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The Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, February 13, 2010
3. The Capitol
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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