Oregon's Capitol Buildings

July 22, 2013|
Oregon's Capitol Buildings
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The state of Oregon has had not one, not two, but three state capitol buildings. Two of them met a sudden and unexpected end�destruction by fire. William Willson, a pioneer of Salem, donated some acres from his Donation Land Claim for a state capitol. The first, built in 1855, may have been torched in a desperate fight to move the capitol to Corvallis. A second capitol, built in 1873, was patterned after the US Capitol in Washington, DC. This capitol, adorned with a beautiful copper-clad dome, faced west toward the Willamette River. On April 25, 1935, a fire started in a basement storage area. It quickly spread to the whole structure, and within four hours, the entire thing lay in ruins. After an exhaustive design process, a new capitol was built in the midst of the Great Depression, topped with a golden pioneer.

Title:Oregon's Capitol BuildingsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 22, 2013Publisher:Arcadia Publishing Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1439643695

ISBN - 13:9781439643693

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