Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jefferson City the Capitol of Missouri

Friday night Lori, the boys and myself went to Madison's for Dinner. (The guys were on their annual Squirrel Hunting Trip). It was such a beautiful evening. We were just one block away from the Governor's Mansion and the Capitol grounds so we all went walking. Here are some of the sights.

The Governor's Mansion is a Neo-Renaissance structure and built in 1871 at a cost of $75,000 and has served every governor since. It is currently going under renovations.
Lohman's Landing
Governor's Gardens
Corps of Discovery: Lewis & Clark Monument
Veteran's Memorial
The back side of the Capitol at Dusk.
The domed building was designed by the New York architectural firm of Tracy and Swartwout and completed in 1917. It is the third capitol building in Jefferson City. The Capitol's dome, rising 238 feet (73 m) above ground level and topped by a bronze statue of Ceres, goddess of vegetation, rises above the bluffs of the Missouri River.

1 comment:

StitchinByTheLake said...

I don't think my sister has taken me to Madison's - I assume you liked it? We've gone to a pizza place downtown that she loves but I didn't care for it. :) We don't agree on everything! blessings, marlene