Copper Dome

Arizona Capitol Museum

Arizona Capitol Museum

Built in 1900 as Arizona’s State Capitol Building, it was replaced by rather typical office buildings for the legislature in 1960. Now it has been restored and is used as a museum, mostly for the state’s school children. Exhibits are quite basic and focus on the history and culture of Arizona from its early days to the present, Arizona’s symbols, natural history, the story of Arizona’s statehood, and a display about the USS Arizona.

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Comments

  1. Striking image on the dome. What is it? The copper is beautiful.

  2. Striking image on the dome. What is it? The copper is beautiful.

  3. Exquisite detail and light. Hard to imagine that kind of sun in the winter. WOW!

  4. Exquisite detail and light. Hard to imagine that kind of sun in the winter. WOW!

  5. Anna Surface says:

    Detail always take extra artistic work for these buildings but well worth it enhancing the architecture. That is an interesting figure/statue on top and looks like a messenger angel. I wonder what the angel represents and if it is an Archangel such as Gabriel.

  6. Anna Surface says:

    Detail always take extra artistic work for these buildings but well worth it enhancing the architecture. That is an interesting figure/statue on top and looks like a messenger angel. I wonder what the angel represents and if it is an Archangel such as Gabriel.

  7. Nice shot! The artwork on the gable looks like embroidery!

  8. ‘Winged Victory’is the name of the figure at the top of the dome. It is 17 feet tall, weighs 700 pounds and is made with zinc-plated iron. In her right hand is a liberty torch and her left holds a victory wreath. The statue is actually a weather vane that moves with the wind. I’ve seen this building my whole life and have always thought it was beautiful.
    Aiyana

  9. That is gorgeous.

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