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"Idaho State Capitol" Boise Things to Do Tip by ATXtraveler

Boise Things to Do: 58 reviews and 130 photos

  View of Capitol from Capitol Blvd
by ATXtraveler

Most of you that have travelled to state capitals have seen one of the United States' State Capitols. Idaho has a few unique facts surrounding its Capitol Building:

In 1885, the territory allocated 80,000 USD for its Capitol building. The original building did not have indoor plumbing.

In 1905, the Capitol building structure that you see today was implemented. Its final cost was well over $2M dollars.

To date, this is the only Capitol heated by a geo-thermal heating device.

Four types of marble were used for the Capitol’s interior: Red marble from Georgia, gray from Alaska, green from Vermont, and the black marble is from Italy. Chandeliers were purchased in Chicago that would accommodate both gas and electric lighting.

Address: State and Jefferson Streets, 6th & 8th Streets

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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