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Minnesota's Capitol

State Capitol, c. 1962. The Minnesota State Capitol is:
   434 feet long
   229 feet wide
   223 feet high

The exterior dome is 89 feet in diameter.

The interior dome is 60 feet in diameter.

The Capitol was built at a cost of $4.5 million.

   Images of the capitol

The present structure is Minnesota's third state capitol building. The first two buildings were located in downtown St. Paul on a city block bordered by Wabasha, Exchange, Cedar and 10th Street. The first capitol was destroyed by fire. The second was too small and poorly constructed.

   Images of the first state capitol
   Images of the second state capitol

Visit the Minnesota State Capitol Historic Site