“The state's most treasured building”
Idaho's Capitol is our state's most-treasured building. Within its beautiful sandstone walls, laws have been passed, issues debated, and citizen rights safeguarded for nearly a century. To ensure the Capitol's long history and legacy, the Idaho Capitol Commission was appointed by Governor Phil Batt in July 1998. Subsequent Governors have been strong advocates of the Commission and its goal to restore and preserve the Capitol to its original splendor. On January 9, 2010, the Idaho Statehouse, "A Capitol of Light," was rededicated after 3 years of restorations and renovations. The dome of the Idaho State Capitol rises 208 feet into the Boise skyline, a classical architectural form prominent among the city's modern multi-story buildings and landscape's rolling foothills. The Renaissance Revival Capitol is Idaho's most significant historic structure and a building that reflects city and state political, social, and economic history. Over 100 years since conception, the Capitol continues to function as the seat of Idaho's state government, currently housing the executive and legislative branches and numerous state offices which occupy much of the approximately 190,000 square feet of usable space. The Capitol and its surrounding grounds occupy two blocks of the urban grid, providing grounds proportional to the building's roughly 328-foot north and south facades and its depth of approximately 170 feet established by the east/west axis.
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