Office of the House Clerk




A 360 degree panorama of the house chamber.

Seating Chart of the chamber

Historical Information on the House of Representatives

Audio Clip of the House Chamber April 1984 (wav file 1.1MB)
Transcript of Audio Clip

House Chamber View of the Seats
Carved walnut paneling and ornate stenciling decorate the hall.
House Chamber View of the Speakers Desk
The Connecticut State Seal adorns the carpet.
The Connecticut Seal  adorns the carpet
The original desks from 1872 are still used by the legislators
The original desks from 1872 are still used by the legislatiors
Outside the Hall of the House stands the COLUMBUS URN, a silver plated, twenty-gallon water cooler crafted for the Centennial of the country in 1876. The urn was used until the 1920's as the representatives' water cooler.
The Columbus Urn
Voting boards are located on the side walls for both the legislators and the public to view.
Voting Board from the House Chamber
The 151 representatives sit by political party: looking in, the Republican members sit on the left and the Democratic members on the right. View of the House Chamber from the gallery
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