Connecticut State Capitol


Completed: 1879
Architect: Richard M. Upjohn

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Initial work on the project began in 1871 when the legislature established a special commission and appropriated funds for construction of a new statehouse. Constructed of New England marble and granite and crowned by a gold leaf dome, the Capitol was built at a cost of $2,532,524.43 and has an estimated replacement value of more than $200,000,000.

ADMITTED TO THE UNION: 1788. The fifth of the original 13 colonies.

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Based on Mohican and Algonquin Indian words for a "place beside a long river".


STATE MOTTO: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)

1818 PREAMBLE: The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy...

ADDRESS:  210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT  06106