GDG- Statues and state houses
jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Mon Jan 9 16:03:23 CST 2012
The Kansas statehouse has a huge portrait of John Brown with a bible in one
hand and a rifle in the other with clashing armies, sullen skies, burning
cities, and a tornado in the background.
They were a little more basic out here.
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From: "Michael DiLauro" <madpd2001 at yahoo.com>
To: <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Statues and state houses
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
The "new" RI Statehouse (1904) has the Gettysburg Gun and the Bull Run Gun
on opposite sides of the foyer as you come in from the main entrance on
Smith Street. Both have pretty good signage / explanations. They were used
by RI Light Artillery Battery B & Battery A, resp.
There are many Civil War and later battle flags in cases behind each weapon.
They are in deplorable condition although well marked. I have not seen any
The 'Old' Statehouse, where RI declared its independence from Great Britain
on 5/4/76 is nearby. There are huge stone pedestals outside with the names
'Gettysburg' and 'Bull Run' on them. It is where the aforementioned guns
were eventually placed upon their return to RI until the elements started
having their way and they went inside, probably 1904 or shortly thereafter.
The new statehouse is an extraordinarily beautiful building, reminiscent of
the old PA Station in NYC if you were around and remember that, which stands
to reason - both were designed by Stanford White's architectural firm and
around the same time. It is well worth a visit.
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