Unexpectedly I received a package in the mail today. When I opened it I found it contained a pair of books with my photo of the Wisconsin capitol on the cover. Published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, the book is called “The Wisconsin Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its People” and it is available at Amazon.com for $19.95.
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press decided to mark the centennial of the Wisconsin state capitol in 2017 with a book that tells the remarkable story of the building of arguably the most iconic building in the state of Wisconsin. The book covers the creation of the territorial capitol in 1837, the construction of the second capitol in the 1860s (and the fire that almost completely destroyed it in 1904), the eleven-year construction project that completed the third capitol in 1917, and the extensive conservation project of the 1990s that restored the building to its grandeur.
If you want to see more photos of the Wisconsin state capitol, be sure to head on over to my gallery featuring those images and my galleries of Madison stock photography and Wisconsin stock photography.