You’ll find many ornate and impressive doorways throughout the State Capitol building. This is one of our favorites, adorned with intricate patterns of golden gilding. Can you find it and walk through it?
Did you know that much of the gold gilding found throughout the State Capitol isn’t solid gold? Rather, most of the golden art -- from the large, iconic Quadriga statue to these smaller details -- is fashioned with a copper foundation underneath and then covered with thin sheets of gold called gold leaf. Here’s a clue in the form of a metaphor: the person who occupies the space where this door leads could be considered the gold gilding of state government. They hold a high profile, outward facing job, but beneath them are many who hold less glamorous, foundational jobs (a copper Cabinet, if you will).