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Item Number: 24167 
Text on Back: THE TEXAS STATE CAPITOL is the largest public building in the U.S., except the Capitol at Washington; is the seventh largest in the world.
Construction was begun 1882, cornerstone laid March 2nd, 1885.
Was dedicated May 16th, 1888.
Built entirely of red granite, from quarries at Marble Falls, Burnet Co., Texas.
Depth, North to South, 188 feeet, 10 inches.
Depth, East to West 566 ft. 6 inches.
Extreme height from grade level to top of dome, 311 feet.
Building has 258 rooms, 900 windows, 500 doors.
Grounds cover 21 acres.
The state gave 3,000,000 acres of land, valued at 50 cents per acre. It is conservatively estimated the building cost the State $6,000,000.
 
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Publisher: Abe Frank, Austin, Texas 
Source: Collection of Casey M. Weaver 
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