Stop #1: Capitol of the State of Connecticut
Richard Michell Upjohn
The State of Connecticut made Hartford the permanent location of its Capitol in 1872. In a competition of thirteen architects, Richard Upjohn's Victorian Gothic design was chosen. Upjohn also provided the comprehensive historical program for the sculpture.Start Here
Stop #2: Capitol Dome: Genius of Connecticut
The Genius by Randolph Rogers was intended to stand at the top of the dome of the Capitol Building in Hartford. She was later removed to be melted down for armaments during World War II.Start Here
Stop #3: Capitol Sculpture, South Wing: Connecticut Heroes of the Civil War Era
Hermon Atkins MacNeil
The South Wing of the Capitol, above the covered arrival porch, was intended to have portrait statues of Connecticut's leading heroes of the Civil War.Start Here
Stop #4: Capitol Sculpture, North Facade: Early Colonial Connecticut and Founding Fathers
Herbert Adams, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Paul Wayland Bartlett, Richard E. Brooks
The North Façade of the Capitol Building depicts early prominent figures of Connecticut’s history. The statues represent the earliest period of Connecticut’s history beginning in the 16th century, and the portrait medallions represent a later era of American history, the 19th and 20th centuries.Start Here
Stop #5: Capitol Sculpture, West Facade: American Revolutionary Leaders in CT
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Richard Michell UpjohnStart Here
As one of the original thirteen colonies, Connecticut and the Capitol Region have a long, important and varied history. The State Capitol Building has a sculptural program that records many of the major events in the earlier history of the state. Historic buildings are all around us. And many monuments and sites recall the participation of Connecticut people in the events of our past and present. Take a walk through time and discover things you never knew!
Starting at stop #1, this Walking tour is miles long.
Select a stop to start the tour and learn more: