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Accession Number 2016.001
Catalog Number 2016.001.001
Object Name Print
Title Le Capitole de l'Etat, Columbus, Ohio
Description A black and white book page written in French with an image of the Ohio Statehouse at the top. Underneath the photo, is a description of the Ohio Statehouse.

"Le capitole de l'Etat, Columbus, Ohio / La ville de Columbus, capitale de l'Etat de l'Ohio, est / situee sur la rive est de la riviere Scioto, a 100 milles nord-est de Cincinnati. Elle fut fondee en 1812 / et quatre ans plus tard devint le siege du government de l'Etat; elle fut recon- / nue comme citè en 1834. Elle fait un chiffre considèrable d'affaires, mais la ville / doit son importance au fait qu'elle est la capitale de l'Etat et qu'elle renferme / beaucoup d'institutions philanthropiques. Le bâtiment public le plus remarquable / est le Capitole situè sur le square du même nom au centre de la ville. Cette / construction occupe une vaste superficie ; elle a plus de 300 pieds de longueur sur / 184 pieds de largeur. Elle est bâtie de belle pierre calcaire grise dans le style / dorique et est surmontèe d'une tour ronde toute basse, suivant la mode ancienne. / En outre des différends bureaux de l'Etat, le Capitole sert pour le Sénat et la / Chambre des reprèsentants. Une certaine quantitè d'autres jolis èdifices ornent / Columbus. C'est à Columbus qu est le siège de l'Universitè de l'Etat de l'Ohio. / Les casernes fèdèrales sont bien situèes dans les faubourgs du nord-est."

When translated:
"The Capitol of the state, Columbus, Ohio / The city of Columbus, the state capital of Ohio, is situated on the east bank of the Scioto River, / is 100 miles northeast of Cincinnati. It was founded in 1812 / and four years later became the seat of government of the State; she was reco- / gnized as a city in 1834. It made a considerable revenue, but the city / owes its importance to the fact that it is the state capital and it contains a lot of philanthropic institutions. The / most remarkable public building is situated along the Capitol Square of the same name in the center of the city. This building occupies a large area; it has more than 300 feet long by / 184 feet wide. It is built of beautiful gray limestone in the Doric style / and is topped with a very low round tower, according to the former mode. / In addition to the state office disputes the Capitol used for the Senate and the / House of Representatives. A certain minimum quantity required other pretty buildings adorn / Columbus. It's in Columbus that is the seat of the State University of Ohio. / Federal barracks are located on the outskirts of the northeast."

The number 140 is located beneath the text, designating the page number from the book.
Date 1895
Dimensions H-7.75 W-9.75 inches
Material Paper/Ink
Provenance This print was purchased by the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board in January, 2016.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board took over the care of the Statehouse and its collections in 1988.
Search Terms Cannon
Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio
Cupola
Franklin County
Ohio
Ohio Statehouse
Subjects Architectural details
Architectural elements
Architecture
Cupolas
Fencing
Prints
Roads
Trees