South Carolina State House

Elegant. This is the word I would use to describe South Carolina’s State House in one word.

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Outside, it is not as impressive as Pennsylvania’s State Capitol or as breathtaking as Utah’s State Capitol.

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Inside, however, it is in my opinion, a reflection of the South’s elegance.

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Pink Tennessee and Georgia white marbles highlight the State House floors.

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Blue granite, South Carolina’s state stone, make up the building’s foundations, walls, and columns.

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I love the wrought-iron staircases and banisters decorated with yellow jessamine, the state flower.

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The inside dome is a false one; created to enhance the interior’s visual appeal.

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A mosaic glass showing South Carolina’s Seal overlooks the main lobby and is a source of pride for South Carolinians. It is original to the building, dating from the 1800’s, and made of 37,000 pieces of glass.

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It was such a delight touring South Carolina’s State House. Although this is a second visit to have my hubby’s Capitol Collection book stamped, it felt like I was seeing it for the first time. When in South Carolina, take a peek of the State House’s elegance. You will be impressed. Promise.

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