September 16, 2014 •
U.S. Statehouse Series – Ohio, The Buckeye State
Welcome to our journey to the heart of the country, Ohio. The Ohio Statehouse is located in downtown Columbus, serving as both a monument and an office building. The building was created with Greek revival architecture in mind and is one of the oldest working statehouses. After 22 years of construction, the building was completed in 1861.
Because of the extensive amount of information present in the statehouse, one can now visit the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center. The center assists educators in preparing its students for visits, offers free teachers’ materials for tours, and has free annual special events including a Ladies’ Gallery, which has listed the influential women of Ohio from the Woman suffrage movement to the legislators and politicians of today.
On the outside, the statehouse has a low conical roof called a Cupola, one of the statehouse’s most distinct exterior features. Whereas one might expect to see a dome, this architectural piece was purposefully constructed to stand out amongst the crowd of traditional “statehouse looks”.
However, much like these other capitol buildings, the Ohio Capitol Square can be seen adorned with statues and monuments depicting Ohio’s values and ideals.
The website for the statehouse also holds much information on several other features such as the Museum Shop, Floor Plans, Private Events, and other useful links. Take a look at the link provided to find out additional facts.
Thanks for reading and we will see you next time as we explore yet another statehouse!
Photo of the Ohio Statehouse by Urban on Wikimedia Commons.
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