Rotunda, Missouri State Capitol

I have always been impressed with the rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol, based off of such august domes as St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and other early modern churches such as the Invalides in Paris or San Ignatius, also in Rome. The Parthenon, and its Amerian proxy, the original dome of the U.S. Capitol,…

Missouri State Capitol Dome

Based off of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Missouri Capitol is an amazing structure. The interior continues the same Beaux-Arts theme. The dome is similar to many Italiandomes, such as the painted dome of San Ignazio.

Historic Tax Credit Jefferson City Trip – DETAILS

All those able to come to Jefferson City *this Tuesday*, *March 24th* should plan on meeting with Jim Farrell, lobbyist for the Missouri Coalition for Historic Preservation and Economic Development, at the *basement-level west entrance* of the Capitol Building at *9:45am *(the basement level is actually a little above ground level on this side of…

High Street, Jefferson City

I had an opportunity to photograph Jefferson City’s downtown, which is centered on High Street. High Street illustrates the pluses and minuses of a downtown that remained semi-viable through the suburbanization of America. One one hand, the buildings are occupied, but unfortunately they are often plastered with ridiculous vinyl and metal coverings–to make them look…

Eads Bridge Mural

This is the famous mural of the Eads Bridge that is supposed to follow you as you walk by. It’s hard to explain, and the two pictures are supposed to illustrate it.

Missouri Capitol

Last summer I was in Jefferson City for a wedding. I had a chance before the wedding to take in downtown, which is a strange mix on High Street of well-preserved buildings, while on the other side of the Capitol it is a wasteland of parking lots. The Capitol itself is one of the most…

Second Empire Style: Missouri Governor’s Mansion

I recently attended a wedding in Jefferson City and made it by the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. It’s a beautiful example of Second Empire architecture. Here is a detail of the front porch of the house. Most typical of Second Empire architecture is the Mansard roof, which is the two roof system, one at a steep…