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!