Mississippi State Capitol Building
Let’s start our Jackson tour, with Mississippi State Capitol Building. As we walk through the entrance, we can’t stop remembering the Washington D.C. Capitol building that looks very similar to Mississippi State Capitol Building. It’s not a coincidence, because the Mississippi State Capitol Building, completed in 1903, is patterned after the nation’s Capitol building.
Let’s greet the blindfolded lady representing the “Blind Justice”, inside the beautifully illuminated dome before proceeding through the Hall of Governors on the first floor, State Library and Supreme Court chambers on the second floor, Legislature and Offices of Governor, Lt. Governor and House speaker on the third floor, all the way to the fourth floor. From here, let’s watch both chambers in session to understand the workings of government.
As we exit the building marveling at the breath taking views of Beaux Art Style architecture, a question pops out in our minds. Where did the Government convene, before the construction of Mississippi State Capitol Building?
We are not very far from the answer. If we turn right and walk through a few blocks, we will see the most distinguished building with massive limestone exterior and a copper dome, fully restored to it’s old grandeur a few years back.