State Capitol Building of Utah is in Salt Lake City: Sparkle Kitten

A picture of Seraph Young voting as the first woman to vote in the Utah Territory in 1869 is on the wall.  The Utah State Capitol Building has Georgia Marble inside. Brigham Young was the first Governor of the Utah Territory.  Most of the artwork in the State Capitol was painted by an unemployed artist during the Great Depression. This room is the State Reception room and is used on formal occasions.  There are lots of pieces of antique furniture here.  This State Capitol has many windows, especially in the ceiling so it has lots of natural light.  The State Capitol Building is on top of a hill, and very easy to walk around.  It is in what is known as “Temple Square” in Salt Lake City.  Einstein07 Especially liked the statues below so he took a picture of each one.  They stand for Immigration and Settlement, Land and Community, Science and Technology and ARt and Education.  The “BEE” is the state symbol and was chosen because the BEE represents “Industry” – not because there are lots of “bees” in Utah (as we found out – FINALLY!)

Welcome to Dover, Delaware. The first State to Ratify the Constitution!: Einstein07

dsc_0034-4 dsc_0008-7 dsc_0018-5 dsc_0021-6

Welcome to the Dover State House in Delaware.  This building is built in the colonial style and was completed in 1932 in/around the Great Depression.  The architect that designed it had just completed another building in the same style in Rhode Island and was probably influenced  by the other project.  The Delaware State House has a “cupola” on top instead of a “dome”.  Only 8 State House’s in America don’t have domes.  A cupola is a “…small, dome-like structure on top of a building.  It is often used to provide a lookout or to admit light and air. ”  It was probably put on top of the building because the old State House (across the street) also has a colonial style and a cupola.  The original was built in the 1700’s and we will talk about it on another post.  There are only 3 counties in Delaware, and there always have been.  Delaware used to be part of William Penn’s, Pennsylvania.  William Penn named Dover.  Delaware is broken up in to little sections called “100’s”.  Each section notes a section of the state were 100 men could be gathered to fight in the Revolutionary war.  The 100’s section a land lot is in is still written on each deed.

Welcome to New Jersey! Trenton is the Capital City: Sparkle Kitten

dsc_0023-5 dsc_0022-5 dsc_0025-3 dsc_0012-6 dsc_0029-5 dsc_0027-5 dsc_0021-4 dsc_0018-4 dsc_0017-3

The New Jersey State Capitol Building is in Trenton.  It is the third oldest State House still in continuous use in the Nation.  The other two are Maryland and Virginia.  It is unusual when compared to most Capitol Buildings because it doesn’t try to look like the Nation’s Capitol.  It is built in an H shape and the dome is tucked in the center.  You can barely see the dome.  It isn’t in a park setting either.  It is surrounded with other legislative buildings.  You can walk up to it from the street.  It can be seen from the Delaware river which runs past the back.  It was built in 1790.  It has been expanded many times, and parts of the back buildings actually have peeling paint.  There are pretty fountains a bit beyond the State House, and you can park right out in front on the street.