Thursday, February 16, 2017

the state capitol

The other day I visited the state capitol building in Salem, Oregon.  It is built in the Art Deco style and is the replacement structure that was built after a great fire destroyed the prior building.

The Senate chamber uses black walnut wood interior and the carpet is woven with a Chinook salmon and wheat pattern symbolizing fishing and agriculture.

The chamber that houses the House of Representatives uses white oak and has a much lighter look to the room.  The custom made carpet has a Douglas Fir design and this pays homage to the state's forestry industry.  There is a beautiful hand painted dome in the central entryway.  Great tour!

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