The capitol building of Jackson, Mississippi is a simply stunning example of what is referred to as Beaux-Arts classicism in architecture.

Image by Michael Barera, CC BY-SA 4.0,

This impressive eagle is perched upon an Indiana limestone and Georgian granite building. It measure 180ft in height and over 400ft in length. The eagle alone is an amazing 8×15 ft and made from gold and copper!

Built in 1903 on the site of a prison, the structure costed a cool $1 million. It was said to have been funded via litigation with the Illinois Central Railroad over taxes. The structure was built in its entirety over 28 months, including the interior being furnished in European marble!

Jackson, Mississippi
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Image by CHUCK KELLY – originally posted to Flickr as P8310031, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Jackson, Mississippi isn’t the only place where you can find this beautiful style of architecture — check out other capitol buildings around the realm!

Be sure to also check out the beautiful architecture and design of the Castle of Sammezzano, an Italian palazzo in Tuscany, featuring a Moorish Revival architectural style.

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