The Colorado State Capitol Building, located at 200 East Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado, is the home of the Colorado legislature and the offices of the Colorado Governor and Lt. The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States The Colorado General Assembly is the state legislature of the State of Colorado. Governors The region that would become Colorado was obtained in three parts by the United States first in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 then the Mexican Cession Governor. The building is intentionally reminiscent of the United States Capitol. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed in the 1890s from Colorado white granite. Elijah E Myers ( December 22, 1832, Philadelphia – March 5, 1909, Detroit) was a leading architect of government buildings The distinctive gold dome consists of a plate of real gold, first added in 1908, commemorating the Colorado Gold Rush. Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 The Pike's Peak Gold Rush (later known as the Colorado Gold Rush) was the boom in Gold prospecting and mining in the Pike's Peak Country of western The building is part of Denver's Civic Center area. Civic Center is a Neighborhood and Park in Denver Colorado. The area is known as the center of the civic life in the city with numerous institutions
Serving as the beginning of the Capitol Hill district, the historic building sits slightly higher than the rest of downtown Denver. The main entrance hall is open 180 feet (55 m) to the top of the dome, about the height of an 18-story building. Additionally, the official elevation of Denver is measured outside the west entrance to the building, where the fifteenth step is engraved with the words "One Mile Above Sea Level. " From this step, around dusk, a magnificent view of the sun setting behind the Rocky Mountains can be taken-in at 5,280 feet (1,609 m). A second mile high marker was set in the 18th step in 1969 when Colorado State University students resurveyed the elevation. Finally, in 2003, an even more accurate measurement was made with modern means and the 13th step was identified as being one mile (1. 6 km) high where a 3rd marker was installed.
The interior of the building uses copious amounts of Colorado Rose Onyx, a rare rose marble from a quarry near Beulah, Colorado. Marble is a nonfoliated Metamorphic rock resulting from the Metamorphism of Limestone, composed mostly of Calcite (a crystalline form of Beulah Valley is a Census-designated place (CDP in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. The amount used in the building consumed the entire known supply. White Yule Marble from the quarries near Marble, Colorado was also used throughout the capitol for the floors. Yule Marble is found in the West Elk Mountains of Colorado near the town of Marble Colorado ( Marble is a Statutory Town in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Many designs have been found in the marble including an image resembling George Washington and another of Molly Brown. George Washington (February 22 1732 December 14 1799 served as the first President of the United States of America (1789&ndash1797 and led the Margaret Brown, born Margaret Tobin ( July 18, 1867 &ndash October 26, 1932) more widely known as Maggie Brown or 
Many of the windows are stained glass, depicting people or events related to the history of Colorado. For the Blackford Oakes novel see Stained Glass (novel The term stained glass refers either to the material of coloured Glass or to the art See also State of Colorado, History of the United States Historical outline of ColoradoThe human history of Colorado extends back more than 13000 years The halls are decorated with portraits of every president of the United States. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by
On July 16, 2007, Colorado State Patrolmen guarding the Capitol shot and killed a man carrying a gun who called himself "The Emperor" and said he had come to take over the state government. Events 622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 - Three Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. See also Law and government of Colorado The Colorado State Patrol (originally known as the Colorado State Highway Courtesy Patrol) based in Lakewood
Rotanda interior direct view
Gallery of Presidents
Dome exterior, closeup
Front steps indicating "One Mile Above Sea Level"
Stained glass window of Denver educator Emily Griffith
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