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The fourth state house used in the commonwealth since its statehood in 1792, this Beaux Arts-style structure is considered to be one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the country. The exterior is of Indiana limestone on a base of Vermont granite; the walls of the circa 1910 building are ornamented with 70 Iconic columns. The pediment over the north entrance is noteworthy, and there are several vine sculpture groups.

The building's interior, finished in marble an accented with murals and paintings; the recently restored State Reception Room is noted for its Louis XIV design and includes a handwoven Austrian rug made especially for this room in 1910. The rotunda and dome were copied from the Hotel des Ivalides over Napolean Bonaparte's tomb; the stairs remsemble those of the Paris Opera. Guided and self-guided tours are available; open daily.

Location: 700 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort Kentucky 40601 Telephone 502-564-3449

Other History nearby:
(Lexington) Aviation Museum of Kentucky
(Lexington) Aviation Museum of Kentucky
(Bardstown) Bardstown Historical Museum
(Elizabethtown) Brown-Pusey Community House
(Paris) Cane Ridge Meeting House
(Louisville) Cave Hill Cemetery

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