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Michigan State Capitol

Capitol Square, PO Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514

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The Archives of Michigan has many photographs of Michigan's state capitol buildings. They include architectural drawings and construction scenes of the current capitol, views of it during different eras and famous people at the capitol. There are also pictures of the first two buildings that served our state. (Click on each photo to see a larger image.)

Michigan's first state capitol in Detroit

Photograph of the first state capitol in Detroit shows several significant Classical Revival features. This photo was taken during the building's use as a school, after the capitol's move to Lansing. (neg. 04241)

First state capitol in Lansing, white-painted wood clapboard building

Photograph of the first state capitol in Lansing and second overall. In the background is the third and current state capitol with its prominent dome. (neg. 00333)

State capitol construction photo

Photograph of state capitol construction in Lansing showing the view to the capitol across the Grand River before the dome was completed. (neg. 00580)

Capitol exterior with Grand River and extended area

Photograph of the state capitol in Lansing with the Grand River in the foreground and an extended view of an area of the city. (neg. 10089)

Michigan's 3rd capitol, shortly after completion

Photograph of the state capitol in Lansing shortly after completion with lawn set landscape in front of central facade. Note the horse and buggy at left. (neg. 02816)


Updated 7/28/2008

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