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Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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State Capitol History

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NARRATOR: This Indiana Bicentennial minute is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and the law firm of Krieg DeVault.

Images of the original state capital in Corydon, Indiana.

PAULEY: Following statehood in 1816, Indiana quickly outgrew its capital in Cord near the Ohio River. In the 1820s, the central location of Indianapolis was chosen as the state capital and a new capital building resembling the Greek Parthenon was completed in 1835.

Images of the original state capital building in Indianapolis is shown.

PAULEY: In 1888, it was replaced by the larger Italian Renaissance style Capital still in use today.

Images of the modern state capital is shown.

PAULEY: Design by Indianapolis architect Edwin May using native Indiana oak and Indiana limestone throughout. The Capital houses the governor’s office, state Senate, House of Representatives and Indiana Supreme Court.

Video is shown where the governor’s office, the Senate and House of Representatives and Supreme Court is located within the state capital.

PAULEY: With its beautiful stain-glass rotunda shining light on the workings of our nation’s 19th state. I’m Jane Pauley with this Indiana Bicentennial Minute.
NARRATOR: Made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and the law firm of Krieg DeVault.

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