Wandering along the canal last weekend, I took a few shots of the Indiana State Capital Building. While the architecture style clearly dates this majestic building, admiring the exterior it is hard to believe it is more than 100 years old.

Originally constructed in 1888, this is the fifth building to house our state government. 

Interesting trivia about the building:

  • When it was built in 1888 it was wired for electricity  even though Indianapolis did not have an electric power grid at the time.  
  • The majority of the materials used in the construction were from Indiana.  The doors were constructed of Indiana Oak and Indiana Limestone was used throughout the building.
  • There is actually a time capsule in the cornerstone, filled with a variety of items including: maps, coins, newspapers, government reports, samples of crops and a bible.