The Capitol Dome, covered with gold leaf that is 3/1000 of an inch thick, rises 257 feet above the ground.

It is surrounded by blue Carrara marble statues representing Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Law, Music and Science.

 

Photo of Connecticut Capitol Dome

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Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.

Plaster Models of the statues grace the entrance to the House of Representatives public Gallery.