Building Oregon

Capitol Fountain, Oregon State Capitol (Salem, Oregon)

Title
Capitol Fountain, Oregon State Capitol (Salem, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Alternative
Sprague Fountain (Salem, Oregon)
Creator
Blix, William B.
Photographer
Ross, Marion Dean
Creator Display
William B. Blix (artist)
Description
National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 1988)
View
general view
Provenance
Design Library, University of Oregon Libraries
Work Type
sculpture (visual work) outdoor sculpture public sculpture
Location
Salem >> Marion County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Marion County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Oregon >> West >> United States United States
Street Address
Capitol Mall, Salem, Oregon
Date
1980
View Date
1980-07-26
Identifier
pna_09782
Item Locator
mdr05067
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
Source
Gift of Wallace K. Huntington from the estate of Marion Dean Ross
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Is Part Of
Capitol Mall (Salem, Oregon)
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
Oregon State Capitol Information, http://www.leg.state.or.us/capinfo/
Note
Francis Keally, associated with the firm Trowbridge and Livingston, was the principal designer of this building which was Oregon's third capitol building. The exterior features concrete, metalwork, and four different varieties of Vermont marble. The gilded sculpture, The Pioneer, by Ulric Ellerhusen, rests atop the dome. Supported by a 23 foot marble base, the 8.5 ton statue is made of cast bronze finished with 23 karat gold leaf.