Texas State Capitol
The Texas State Capitol is the home of the State government for the American state of Texas. It is located in the heart of the city of Austin, Texas. The showcase piece of the Texas State Capitol is the magnificent capitol building. The Texas State Capitol building is rectangular on the base and holds a large dome on the top that rises from the center. The glorious building was designed by Elijah Meyers in 1881, and began construction in 1882. The construction of the building was finally complete after 6 years of building and has since received several renovations.
The grounds surrounding the capitol building are around 9 hectares large and contain several points of interest. Several statutes and monuments are peppered throughout the beautiful large Texas State Capitol grounds and they all pay homage to the rich and glorious history of the city of Austin and the great state of Texas. One of the monuments is a controversial granite rendition of the Ten Commandments, which was thought to be unconstitutional but then it was later ruled that this was not unconstitutional.
The Texas State Capitol is located between 15th and 11th street in Downtown Austin, Texas. It is near Barton Springs Municipal Pool.