See other pages on the capitol building:

Exterior: Entrance porch
Other views of campus
Interior: Entrance Vestibule
Rotunda, dome interior and halls
Reception room

Washington State Capitol--page 4 (of 6 pages)

Walter Wilder and Harry White

The north (entrance) vestibule

This impressive foyer has a barrel-vaulted ceiling with coffering as well as glazing to illuminate the interior. Small semi-domes are at each end. The walls and floors are covered in marble, as are the walls in many of the public rooms. Statues are located in both the terminal apses, one of Mother Joseph, responsible for the construction of hospitals and social service entities, and the other of Marcus Whitman, a medical missionary and early pioneer of the Oregon Territory.


Marble walls of the vestibule

Most of the lighting fixtures in this building were designed by Tiffany.

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