Kansas State CapitolEdit profile
The Kansas State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Kansas. Housing the Kansas Legislature, it is located in the state capital of Topeka. A large mural in the east wing, painted by Kansan John Steuart Curry, centers on an image of abolitionist John Brown. This is believed to be the only instance of a person convicted of treason being featured in a state capitol. Dome tours are held daily on the half-hour. Besides being home to one of the largest capitol domes in the United States - even surpassing that of the United States Capitol, the Kansas dome is the only one in the United States that continues to offer dome tours that go to the top of the dome . There are 296 steps leading up from the fifth floor to the top of the dome .
Cyrus K. Holliday donated a tract of land to the state for the construction of the state capitol. The building was constructed in stages, the east wing 1866–1873, the west wing 1879–1881, and the center 1884–1906. The building is currently undergoing extensive renovations, including reclaiming numerous frescoes previously over.
In popular culture
The building was featured prominently on Kansas license plates issued from January 2001 until April 2007.