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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

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Description: Elevated view of the Third Wisconsin State Capitol (extension of the second State Capitol which was the first in Madison), shortly after the construction o...
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Second)

Date: 1856
Description: The Wisconsin State Capitol (the second State Capitol, the first in Madison). Illustration from the American Encyclopedia, Columbus, 1859.
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Fire at the Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: February 27 1904
Description: View of the Wisconsin State Capitol fire of February 26-27, 1904 from East Main Street at about 4:00 a.m. The East and West wings were destroyed, as was mu...
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Wisconsin State Capitol Ruins after Collapse

Date: November 1883
Description: The ruins of the unfinished South Wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol after its collapse while still under construction.
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Wisconsin State Capitol Ruins after Collapse

Date: November 1883
Description: View of the third Wisconsin State Capitol showing the ruins of the South Wing addition after it collapsed during construction.
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Capitol (Second)

Date: 1855
Description: Detail from a lithograph vignette on a Map of the City of Madison of the third Wisconsin State Capitol, the first Capitol in Madison.
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third) Park Gateway

Date: 1899
Description: Third Wisconsin State Capitol (the second in Madison), showing the East Washington Avenue gateway and iron fence. In reality the statues, which were meant...
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Second)

Date: October 17 1853
Description: An engraving of the second Wisconsin State Capitol (the first built in Madison) that appeared on the notes of the State Bank of Madison, the first bank org...
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First Wisconsin Territorial Capitol

Date: 1924
Description: Exterior of the first Wisconsin Territorial Capitol, which was rented by the Legislature who met there for 46 days in 1836. The building was restored in 19...
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third) and Park

Date: 1870
Description: The third Wisconsin State Capitol as it appeared during the early 1870s. Close scrutiny of the entrance (whether it is the north or south entrance cannot b...
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: 1866
Description: The Third Wisconsin State Capitol before the completion of the dome. After all four wings of the Third Capitol were completed, the second Capitol was demo...
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third) Demolition

Date: August 1907
Description: The dismantling of the dome of the third Wisconsin State Capitol began with the removal of the 32-foot flagpole. The eagle at the top of the pole was an 1...
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First Wisconsin Territorial Legislature Council House (First Capitol)

Date: 1870
Description: Council House of the first Wisconsin Territorial Legislature when it met at Belmont in 1836. A young boy or man wearing a hat stands in front near a fence.
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third) and Park

Date: 1900
Description: Pedestrians and a horse and cart at the intersection of Main Street and Monona Avenue (South Wisconsin Avenue until December 1, 1877; Martin Luther King J...
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third) Construction Disaster

Date: 1883
Description: The third Wisconsin State Capitol after the unfinished South Wing collapsed on November 8, 1883. Defective workmanship and shoddy construction materials ca...
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The Third Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1870
Description: The third (second in Madison), Wisconsin State Capitol that stood from 1857-1913, from a stereograph original.
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Capitol Interior — Rotunda

Date: 1870
Description: Stereograph of view from a first floor hallway into the rotunda of the third Wisconsin State Capitol where a group of men are standing. Published specifica...
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Capitol (Third)

Date: 1870
Description: The third Wisconsin State Capitol (second in Madison), surrounded by trees. When construction on the capitol was completed in 1868, the structure measured...
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State Board of Control Office

Date: 1893
Description: Office of the State Board of Control, Wisconsin Reformatory, Charitable and Penal Institutions in the third Wisconsin State Capitol.
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Surveying Fire Damage in the Third Wisconsin State Capitol

Date: 1904
Description: The remains of a second floor corridor in the North Wing of the Third Wisconsin State Capitol after the fire of February 27-28, 1904. This photograph docum...

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