The 1890 design of a decorative capital (topmost piece of a column) will be restored in the Governor's Ceremonial Conference Room. A piece of the replicated capital has been installed to confirm elevations in preparation for the beam installation in the room.
This piece of capital is made from a mold of an 1890 Corinthian acanthus leaf capital found on the first floor. The piece has been installed to confirm elevations in preparation for the beam installation in the room.
A new ceremonial conference room will be located on the south side of the Governor’s Office for events such as bill signings. This room is located in the same space that originally housed the State Library in 1890. Ornate decorative columns and coffered ceilings will be restored in this room to replicate historic finishes.
Removal of the suspended ceiling tiles on the first floor uncovered a Corinthian acanthus leaf capital. The capital was made mostly of cast iron, except the very top piece was plaster. This discovery was found in the location of the 1890 State Library in the east wing on the first floor.
A molding of this capital was made to restore this historic design in the Governor's Ceremonial Conference Room. The replicated capitals will be made out of plaster.