Indiana State Capitol

Completed: 1889
Architect: Edbrooke and Burnham

Photo: Robert Deering 3/24/2002

The Indiana Statehouse is a mixture of the Italian Renaissance Revival and NeoGreco styles. Central circular drum tower capped with dome and cupola. 235 feet tall. The Indiana State Capital was moved to Indiananpolis in 1825 from Corydon. A Capitol building was completed in 1835, but was razed in 1878 to make way for construction of the current structure. The building was renovated in 1988 under the direction of the Cooler Group, Inc.

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: "Land of the Indians"


STATE MOTTO: The crossroads of America

1851 PREAMBLE: We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.

ADDRESS: 200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana

 Old Capitol Building


Completed: 1813
George L. Mesker & Co.
Stock Photo

Indiana's first state capitol building was built in 1813 by Dennis Pennington, and was constructed with limestone from a nearby quarry. It was used as the capitol building of the Indiana Territory from 1813 to 1816, then as a state capitol building from 1816 to 1825. In 1825, the state capital was moved to Indianapolis, and the Old Capitol Building in Corydon was used as the Harrison County Courthouse until 1929.  It has since been restored with period furnishings as a national historic site.

ADDRESS:  126 E Walnut Street, Corydon, IN 47112