The Wyoming Senate held a brief opening ceremony for the Senate Chamber on July 10.
The original 1917 paint schemes in the Legislative Chambers have been recreated. The current House and Senate Chambers were built in 1917. For that expansion, the east and west facades from 1890 were taken down, moved, and reassembled. Each Chamber includes four murals painted by artist Allen Tupper True. Completed the same year as the current Chambers, the murals depict subjects that are woven throughout Wyoming’s history and culture.
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Restoration Efforts for the Senate Chamber
The invasive infrastructure work in the Senate Chamber included new piping and ductwork above the ceiling on the third floor. That work created an opportunity to restore the historic paint schemes from 1917 and repair and return the beautiful woodwork to match its historic finishes.
Just some close shots of the beautiful stained glass in the Senate Chamber. Together, the stained glass ceilings in the Senate and House Chambers are composed of more than 20,000 glass pieces.
The historic paint schemes and original woodwork are being restored in the Senate Chamber. This chamber was part of the 1917 addition to the Capitol.
Based on the invasive infrastructure work that has taken place to address life safety, building system and code-related issues, the Capitol needed to be repainted. The historic paint schemes from 1917 are being applied in the Senate Chamber.