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"Oklahoma State Capitol" Top 5 Page for this destination Oklahoma State Capitol Tip by rexvaughan

Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City: 16 reviews and 26 photos

  Finally, a Dome!
by rexvaughan

You don't expect to find neo-classical architecture in Oklahoma, but that is the style of this building with a strange history. The original was built in 1914-1917, but due to budgetary and other problems the planned dome was not added. For years it had the distinction of being the only capitol without a dome and the building looked unfinished (well, it was unfinished). Finally, 85 years later, using the plans of the original architect, the dome was added. This is the inside view. Topping it on the outside is a wonderful 22 foot 9 inch sculpture of a Native American called "The Guardian," done by Enoch Kelly Haney, an excellent artist of Seminole and Creek ancestry whose family followed the Trail of Tears. A beautiful finish!

Address: NE 23rd and Lincoln
Directions: Just a couple of miles northeast of downtown OKC.
othercontact: 800 652-6552 (toll free in US)
Phone: 405 521-3356

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  • Written Jul 15, 2004
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Good for them that they finally put the dome on the building.
    Actually in retrospect I'm not surprised that they had budgetary problems during the First World War.

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