Arkansas State Capital
The Arkansas State capital Building, located in Little Rock, is the seat of government of the state of Arkansas. The exterior of the Capital is made of limestone, which was quarried in Batesville, AR. Total construction was $2.2 million with today’s value of the building being $320 million. The front entrance doors are made of bronze, which are ten feet tall, four inches thick, and were purchased from Tiffany’s in New Tork for $10,000. The cupola is covered in 24 karat gold leaf. Construction took 16 years -- from 1899 to 1915.
J. G. Holland Scribner's Monthly, An Illustrated Magazine for the People (New York, NY: Scribner & Co., 1874)