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16

Harrisburg Capitol Stands as a Symbol of Local Community


Harrisburg, the capital of the Pennsylvania, is located along the banks of the Susquehanna River.  While Harrisburg plays a pivotal role in our state government today, it first made its mark in American history during the Civil War.  Today, Harrisburg stands as a vibrant, culturally diverse community where art, entertainment and history come together in a beautiful way.


At the center of it all is the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building filling the skyline of the city and standing as a symbol to the history, culture and overall importance of Harrisburg, PA.

Harrisburg PA State Capitol Building

 

The History of the Capitol Building

The Capitol was built in the Italian Renaissance style common of historic statehouses. When it was complete in 1906, President Teddy Roosevelt called it "the handsomest building I ever saw." When it was dedicated, the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building was the tallest structure between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.


Harrisburg PA State Capitol Building Architecture


At the center of the Capitol is its 272-foot tall dome. The vaulted ceiling mirrors the beauty of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and weighs in at 52 million pounds. A beautiful staircase in the center of it all is reminiscent of a European opera house. The regal, elegant design of the building draws over 100,000 people per year to enjoy a free tour.

Harrisburg PA State Capitol Building Interior Dome

 

No matter where you look in Harrisburg, the Capitol and its breathtaking dome stands as a testament to the state and city history and the seat of modern state government, making it the focal point of the community.


Taking a Tour of the Capitol

When you tour the Capitol building, you are instantly struck by the beauty of its exterior architecture. As you walk through the various buildings, glimpses of French and English styles are used along with its Italian Renaissance architecture. The beautiful stained glass throughout the building lets in brightly colored light, adding to the ambiance of the state.

 

It is not just architecture that makes the Capitol truly special. Throughout its various rooms, wings and hallways, you can see a breathtaking display of classic paintings and antique furnishings. A tour of the Capitol is much like a tour of an elegant art museum all housed in a historically significant building.

Harrisburg PA Skyline

 

Yes, the Capitol building and its history are something Harrisburg residents are proud of. If you are ready to make that history part of your own family, consider shopping for a historic Harrisburg home. The team at Homesale Realty is ready to help you discover Harrisburg and its real estate options for you.

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