State Capitol renovations revealed some surprising architectural details.
Turns out brick, arched ceilings on the ground floor were covered with false ceilings. One floor up, workers revealed original stone walls from the Capitol’s opening in the 1850s. They exposed filled-in fireplaces on the side of the state House chambers, visible for the first time in decades.
Many of these historic features will be covered again to keep the building functional, but some will be restored as part of final renovation plans. Click here to read the full article.