MO—Visit Missouri: Jefferson City State Capitol By Aaron Johnson, Joel Anderson, 2023
- MO—Visit Missouri: Jefferson City State Capitol
Dominating the skyline in all directions, Missouri's state Capitol is a monument to its citizens. The building rests upon a limestone bluff on the south bank of the Missouri River. It is 437 feet long and 300 feet wide at its center. The top of the dome towers 262 feet above the basement floor. The building, which covers 3 acres and has 500,000 square feet of floor space, is literally a museum of public art, remarkable not only for its quality and abundance, but as a faithful reflection of the themes, events and people of Missouri. All four floors of Missouri's Capitol are open to the public. A 45-minute guided tour is the best way to experience the historic and decorative features of the building. A walk around the Capitol grounds highlights more of Missouri's history, including Karl Bitter's bronze relief of the signing of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, which sits on the terrace overlooking the Missouri River. Whether viewing the interior or exterior, the Missouri state Capitol provides visitors a rewarding glimpse of the cultural and natural legacy of our state. To celebrate this iconic Missouri landmark, the artists of Anderson Design Group have rendered this original vintage-looking travel poster. Enjoy it as a print, canvas, metal sign, postcard, or note card.