Capitol.org was developed by the Office of the Capitol Commission.
Any questions, suggestions or concerns can be directed to the Tourism Office.
The Font Bureau kindly redrew the Capitol logotype based on engravings within the building.
If you are unable to find content that used to be on the website, or are finding broken links, please report it to this email.
The original Capitol.org was developed by members of the Capitol Group, part of the Department of Administrative Services State Building Division, and was made possible by a major grant from the Cooper Foundation. One of the oldest private foundations in the country, Cooper Foundation was established in 1934 by Joseph H. Cooper. Serving the state of Nebraska, their mission is to support innovative ideas that promise substantial impact and encourage others to make similar or larger grants. The Cooper Foundation supports Nebraska non-profit organizations working in education, human services, the arts and the humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Nebraska Architectural Foundation, and the Nebraska Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This new website expands upon the previous website and provides more information of interest about the Nebraska State Capitol.
Color photographs of the Nebraska State Capitol used in this website are copyrighted by the Office of the Capitol Commission/Nebraska Capitol Collections, and cannot be used without permission. Many of the images are from the OCC/NCC Sidney Spelts Collection.
Special thanks to the Nebraska State Historical Society for allowing the use of their copyrighted historical capitol images. The digital scanning of Nebraska Capitol Collections images was done at the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center in Omaha.
Nebraska State Historical Society, 1500 R Street, Lincoln, Ne 68501-2554 (402) 471-3270 fax(402) 471-3100.
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, 1326 So. 32nd Street, Omaha, Ne 68105
The new website was designed with guidance from Rob Hunter of True Italic.
Capitol photograph copyright of Frank Tower
Are You Interested in Seeing the Building in Person?We're open 7 days a week, so plan a visit here. Then, explore some photos and perhaps read more about the Memorial Chamber.
The architect who designed the Nebraska State Capitol was Bertram Goodhue. The thematic program of the Capitol was developed by Dr. Hartley Burr Alexander. Sculptor for the Capitol was Lee Lawrie, and Hildreth Meiere designed all the floor and ceiling mosaics. The building was constructed over a ten year period in four building phases. Construction began in 1922 and was completed in 1932. Total cost of the building was just under $10 million.
Capitol quick facts
- Construction started in 1922, completed in 1932.
- The architect was Bertram G. Goodhue.
- There are 15 floors above ground.
- The building is 400 feet tall.
- It is the third Nebraska State Capitol.
- It cost $9.8 million in 1932 dollars.
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