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Michigan State Capitol

Capitol Park
Detroit MI United States

Construction Dates
Floor Count2
Building Uses
 - capitol building
 - courthouse
 - education
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - tower
Architectural Style
 - neo-classical
 - brick

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Spire140 ftMichigan's State Capitol, History Art & Architecture

- The structure is designed in the neoclassical architectural style of Greek Revival, and included an Ionic-styled portico, and a bell tower. The structure was faced primarily in brick and other stone.

- Before this was the state capitol building, this was the territorial courthouse for Michigan territory.

- The building was made the Michigan state capitol in 1837 when Michigan became a state, and served as the capitol until the capital was moved to Lansing in 1847.

- After the capital was moved to Lansing, the building was made into Detroit's first high school and public library.

- The building burned down in a fire in 1893.

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