The Mile High Capital

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The Colorado State Capital bears a strong resemblance to our nation’s capitol, including famous street names such as Pennsylvania and Lincoln Avenue. The building was built in the 1890’s and is composed of Colorado white granite. In 1908 the dome was plated in 24 karat gold.

The interior features magnificent brass and stained glass. The dome towers 180 feet above, and contains stained glass dedicated to the 16 initial founders of the city of Denver.


A round brass survey marker embedded in the west entrance stairway declares why Denver is known as the Mile High City.

Elevation: 5280 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL

The Colorado State Capitol is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To see more photos of the Colorado State Capital in Denver click here!
Creative Commons License photo credits: Naked Eyes



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Comments (1)

Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO

  Very good information!

Thank you very much for sharing!

Mar 09, 2010 03:49 AM