: This view of the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio, shows a cannon displayed on the lawn and a white van parked in front of the building. Two men are standing near the van. Another man is walking in the opposite direction.
The Statehouse Complex includes the Statehouse, Senate Building, and the Capitol Atrium, which connects the two buildings. Construction on the Statehouse began in 1839; the goal was to replace an older two-story brick structure that could not accommodate the rapidly growing town and state. Initial projections estimated that construction would take two years and cost $200,000. In fact, the building was completed 22 years later (in 1861) at a price of $2.2 million. The Statehouse is a National Historic Landmark and is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States. The Senate Building was completed in 1901 and was built in the Neoclassical Revival style.
Salmon P. Chase was the first governor to occupy the new Statehouse. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL05697 Subjects
: Ohio History--State and Local Government; Architecture--Ohio; Columbus (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Ohio Statehouse (Columbus, Ohio) Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)