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Idaho State Capitol

700 West Jefferson Street
Boise ID United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1905
  Finished1912
Floor Count4
Floor Area18,740 m²
Building Uses
 - capitol building
 - government
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - dome
Architectural Style
 - renaissance revival
Materials
 - stone
 - granite

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire198 ftcapitolcommission.idaho.gov/
to tip of eagle statue
Roof194 ftcapitolcommission.idaho.gov/
to top of statue pedestal

Description
- Architect: John E. Tourtellotte & Charles Hummel

- Length x Width: 100 m x 52 m

- Usable Square Footage: 190,000 sq ft (17,651.5 sq m)

- The central part of the building and dome was constructed from 1905 to 1912. The east and west wings, which function as the House and Senate chambers, were constructed from 1919 to 1920.

- Most of the exterior is faced in sandstone quarried from the nearby Table Rock Quarry.

- The eagle state atop the capitol stands 5'7", and is gilded with gold. It was regilded in 2005.

- This is the only state capitol heated by geothermal water.

- The interior of the building contains 50,000 square feet, and four different types, of artistically carved mable.

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