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Ohio Statehouse photograph
Description: This photograph of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, was taken in the winter of 1931 from the corner of Broad and High Streets in downtown Columbus. The Ohio Statehouse was constructed between 1839 and 1861, and is typical of Greek Revival architecture, which Ohioans selected because of its democratic symbolism. This current structure replaced an earlier statehouse built in 1816, and which suffered significant fire damage in 1852. The new statehouse originally had 53 rooms, but over the years, the number of rooms grew to 317. During the 1980s and 1990s, the Statehouse was restored, and 225 rooms were eliminated. Today, the Statehouse principally houses the Ohio General Assembly, although several state officials, including the governor, have ceremonial offices in the building. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05137
Subjects: Ohio Statehouse (Columbus, Ohio); Ohio--Politics and government
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)