Connecticut State Capitol: A Revisit

October17,2013

Hubby and I have a goal. To visit the capitols of the 50 states of the United States of America. We had been to a few and we had been to visit Connecticut’s State Capitol in 2011. That was before he found out about this:

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Yes, folks! A booklet to record your visit to the State Capitols of the USA. The Visitor Information Centers of each Capitol have a special stamp for the booklet. Needless to say, as soon as hubby got his booklet, we absolutely have to go back. So, here we are at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.

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One of the featured bronze statues in the Capitol is the Genius of Connecticut sculpted by Randolph Rogers in 1877. She is the symbolic protector of Connecticut. The statue once crowned the Capitol dome.

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Those who are familiar with High Victorian Gothic style (I’m not) could immediately tell the architectural design.

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Connecticut’s State Capitol was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1971. It’s a beautiful structure. I did not mind coming back to get hubby’s booklet stamped.

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