Vintage West Virginia: Dome construction

Topping off the Capitol with the dome and completion of the main unit was an order of business in this photo taken Jan. 1, 1931. At left, columns can be seen lying in the foreground, while the three uncarved keystones are in place on the outer wall, awaiting sculptors who will carve them in the likenesses of mythical deities. The Capitol Building was completed a year later and dedicated on June 20, 1932. Photo from State Archives, Department of Culture and History