Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Visit to the Kentucky State Capitol

AJ is studying Kentucky history in the 4th grade and requested a visit to Frankfort, our state capital. We had a free day on Saturday and drove to Frankfort. The photo above is the front entrance of the Capitol. The building is a neoclassical Beaux Arts style built 1905 - 1910. The exterior is made of limestone.
Abraham Lincoln was born near Hodgenville, KY in 1809. This statue stands in the center of the rotunda. The rotunda floor is made of several kinds of marble.
This is spectacular view across the interior of the building. The 36 one piece columns are made of granite.
AJ appears to be ready to enter the governor's office!
The beautiful view looking out the front door of the Capitol.
More to come including a lunch at a Frankfort tea room!

1 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

Thanks for the tour. It is wonderful to go on so many trips with my blog friends. I know AJ will have a good grade out of this trip.
Patsy

 

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