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Capitol Park, Sacramento

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The California State Capitol is home to the government of California. The building houses the bicameral state legislature and the office of the governor.
Located in Sacramento, the Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and 1874 at the west end of Capitol Park, which is framed by L Street to the north, N Street to the south, 10th Street to the west, and 15th Street to the east. The Capitol and grounds were listed on the office of the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and listed as a California Historical Landmark in 1974, with a re-dedication on January 9, 1982 to commemorate the close of the bicentennial restoration project.
ExteriorThe building is based on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The west facade ends in projecting bays, and a portico projects from the center of the building. At the base of the portico, seven granite archways brace and support the porch above. Eight fluted Corinthian columns line the portico. A cornice supports the pediment above depicting Minerva surrounded by Education, Justice, Industry and Mining.
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  • What a surprise! This park was an amazing gem hidden in plain sight. You would not expect a park like this in the middle of a major downtown. The wide variety of trees and other vegetation was... 
    What a surprise! This park was an amazing gem hidden in plain sight. You would not expect a park like this in the middle of a major downtown. The wide variety of trees and other vegetation was...  more »
  • Despite a scorching hot day, we strolled around the park before a Capitol tour. Was especially struck by the poignancy of the Firefighters' Memorial. Too many names. It was more notable because while....  more
    Despite a scorching hot day, we strolled around the park before a Capitol tour. Was especially struck by the poignancy of the Firefighters' Memorial. Too many names. It was more notable because while....  more »
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  • It's a lovely park with several cathartic monuments. A great place to walk and take pictures. There are many homeless people milling around, but besides that, it's a nice, quiet place to visit.
  • It is a nice park for a city park with tons of homeless around. They kick the homeless out that have made camp during the night in the mornings. I have to walk through the park in the morning and afternoon to get to work. I don't go to this park to enjoy it but it is nice. Roses smell strong in the summer months. At the end of summer the orange trees provide food for anyone walking through. Right now there are apples! 😊

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