Illinois State Capitol facts for kids
The current building is the sixth to serve as the capitol since Illinois became a state in 1818. It was built in the architectural styles of the French Renaissance and Italianate. The total cost of the construction was $4,500,000.
Its tall central dome, and tower roofs, are covered in zinc to provide a silvery facade which does not weather.
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