#0872 California's Capitol Complex


#0872 California's Capitol Complex

Site information:

E of intersection of 10th St and Capitol Mall, Sacramento


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

California's Historic Capitol

The historic Capitol was designed by architects M.F. Butler and Reuben Clark. Its style is an adaption of Roman Corinthian architecture. Work began in 1860 and by late 1869 the Capitol was partly occupied. In 1874, construction ended at a cost of $245 million. The west wing which once housed all branches of government is now a legislative facility. Its design and construction are tributes to California’s pioneer architects, craftsmen and builders.

Plaque originally placed by the State Dept of Parks and Recreation August 10, 1974, and rededicated in cooperation with the State Legilature, January 9, 1982, to commemorate the close of California's Bicentennial Restoration Project.

Registered 5/6/1974