Viewed from the south side, this photograph of Indiana’s State House shows the Italian Renaissance style dome and Neoclassical facade that makes this building one of the finest example of Neoclassical architecture in the state. The building was designed by Indiana native architect Edwin May in 1878. May died in 1880, shortly after the cornerstone of the building had been laid. The remaining construction was supervised out by May’s assistant, Swiss born architect Adolph Sherrer. While largely faithful to May’s vision, Sherrer made modifications to many of the facade details while overseeing the remaining construction.
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Architecture, Modern -- Neoclassicism -- Indiana -- Indianapolis; Architecture -- Public Architecture -- Indiana -- Indianapolis;
United States of America
Smolski, Chet; May, Edwin; and Sherrer, Adolph, "Indianapolis: State House" (1993). Smolski Images. 467.
architecture, America; historic buildings; neoclassicism; public architecture; Indianapolis, Indiana; state house;