The Capitol is much more than the building in which the Legislature holds its session, the courts sit judgement, and the executive exercises his authority. It is a concrete manifestation of the importance and power of the state and an expression of its artistic development. The Capitol has housed the Pennsylvania State Government for nearly a century. At the same time, it has been recognised as one of the most beautiful buildings in the country. From the magnificent gilded statue of Commonwealth atop the dome to the murals in the Rotunda, and the smallest detail of the Pennsylvania seal on the door hardware, the Capitol is a monumental blend of art and architecture.
Charles H Caffin