Oregon State Capitol

Completed: 1938
Architect: Francis Keally

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Francis Keally with the New York firm of Trowbridge & Livingston designed the current State Capitol, which was dedicated October 1, 1938. A four-story structure of Modern Greek architecture, it was completed at a cost of $2.5 million and is the fourth newest Capitol in the United States. The exterior is faced with white Danby Vermont marble. The rotunda, the halls, and all of the lobby areas are lined with a warm, delicately polished Rose Travertine from Montana. The floor and staircases of the rotunda utilize large squares of Phoenix Napoleon grey marble from Missouri with borders of Radio Black marble from Vermont.


ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Origin and meaning of name unknown, may have been derived from that of the Wisconsin River shown on a 1715 French map as "Ouaricon-sint."


STATE MOTTO: Alis Volat Propiis (She Flies With Her Own Wings)

1857 Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences.

ADDRESS: 900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Mildred Deering in Front of the Oregon State Capitol
Photo: Ferdie Deering 1978

Ferdie Deering in Front of the Oregon State Capitol
Photo: Mildred Deering 1978