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State Capitol Buildings are incredibly important pieces of architecture in the United States of America. Not only do they house a State’s House of Representatives, Senate, and Supreme Court, they also stand as icons to the State in which they reside. The history of each building’s origin and development over their lifetime can be quite fascinating. Here is the story of Minnesota’s State Capitol Building . In 1849, the Minnesota Territory began to hold its first legislature meetings. They would not have their first Capitol Building until 1854, however, and this building would be catastrophically destroyed in a fire in 1881. In 1882, a second Capitol Building was opened, however its small size quickly created problems. As the State itself continued to grow and evolve, it became clear that it would need a Capitol Building to proportionately represent itself both in beauty and...

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