New Honors for Capitol

The Wisconsin State Capitol is honored as a new national historic landmark.

Two bronze plaques unveiled Thursday honor the Capitol as a National Historic Landmark. It will also be listed in the Wisconsin State Register of historic places.

The capitol received landmark status in recognition of the building's architectural style and design by architect George Post.

"Our Capitol is a reflection of the people, strong, forward–moving and proud. And while other states have converted their Capitols into museums in many cases, Wisconsin has kept out statehouse true to its original vision," says Jessica Doyle, Wisconsin’s First Lady.

There are more than 2,400 historic landmarks across the U.S.

Thirty-nine of them are located in Wisconsin.

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