No Destination: Capitol Centennial (1910-2010)

Though ground was broken in 1904 and the cornerstone was laid in 1906, Kentucky's fourth and present capitol building was opened on June 2, 1910. This weekend, the Commonwealth celebrates the centennial of this magnificent building which replaced the Old State Capitol in old Frankfort.

So Happy 100th Birthday to this Beaux Arts gem (I'll do a post on the building itself soon...)!! As part of the festivities, four murals were unveiled in the rotunda. I'll be posting on these four murals as bonus posts over the weekend. Suffice it to say, they are gorgeous!

At noon, Gov. and First Lady Beshear hosted former governors and first ladies and other dignitaries for lunch in the Executive Mansion before a ceremony held on the grounds. During the festivities, the capitol grounds also hosted a farmer's market, a number of Kentucky craft vendors and artisans as well as an antique car show. It was a wonderful birthday party!