|Kentucky State Capitol, Frankfort, Ky.|
Parts of the building reflect Kentucky's love of French architecture. For example, architect Frank Mills Andrews modeled the capitol's grand staircase after the staircase at the Paris Opera. From 1910 until 1927, the Capitol was Kentucky's tallest building (replaced by Louisville's Heyburn Building).
On the first floor, under the rotunda, are statutes of Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay, Ephraim McDowell, Jefferson Davis and Alben Barkley. The statues of Clay and McDowell are replicas of those in the U.S. Capitol's statuary. Above, the recently painted and restored dome shines over the four pendentive murals: Nature, Industry, Culture and Civitas.
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