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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)
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Title: Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)
Description: The third Wisconsin Capitol (the second in Madison) as it appeared shortly after the construction was completed.

Image ID: 23403
1870 ca.
Milwaukee Lithographing & Engraving Co.
City, State: Madison, Wisconsin
Genre: Print
This colored lithograph appeared in the 1872 Wisconsin Blue Book along with the following description: "The present Capitol exhibits an attractive outside appearance, and is generally admired....The inside is handsomely finished, and contains complete conveniences; although more are yet necessary....The Capitol is surrounded with walks, greenswards, shrubbery and trees, which are carefully kept in good condition, and these, with the pearly white building rising in their midst, elicit the general expression that Wisconsin has a choicely located and elegant Capitol." The Capitol was not "pearly white," however, but the buff color of Prairie du Chien stone. A black and white version of the same engrancing appeared in subsequent Blue Books.
Subjects: Trees
Cities and towns
Wisconsin State Capitol

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