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Oklahoma State Capitol
Art Collection

Building and Grounds

The Oklahoma State Capitol
The Oklahoma State Capitol
Works of art located on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol are listed below alphabetically by title.

Architecture

Celebrated architect Solomon Layton was the original architect for the Oklahoma State Capitol which was constructed between 1914 and 1917 in the classic Greco-Roman (also known as neo-classical) style for a mere $1.5 million. The Capitol building is mainly composed of white limestone with a base of Oklahoma pink granite. Layton's original plans called for a domed Capitol, but the outbreak of WWI and state financial woes delayed construction. The dome was completed in 2002 according to Layton's original designs, a full 85 years after the construction of the State Capitol.