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State Capitol

The state capitol building, located in Carson City, has been a symbol of Nevada since its completion in 1871.  The legislature allotted $100,000 to construct the capitol building.  The stone for the building was quarried, this is cut from the ground and shaped into block, at the Nevada State Prison.  North and south wings were added to the building in 1913-1914 to provide more space for legislators and state agencies.

In the 1970s the Capitol was reconstructed to make it safer in an earthquake.  The silver dome of the Capitol is a Carson City and Nevada landmark.  The Capitol itself is a prominent symbol of the Silver State.

Photo Credit:
Nevada State Library and Archives