I really love visiting the capitol to get a sense of Texas history. It was built right at the cusp of new innovations like electric lighting, and it's fun to see how Texans of that time viewed the excitement of technological advances. You get a good sense of what makes Texans Texan. The grounds surrounding are also beautiful and a great (free!) place to have a picnic or read a book. Seminarians have gathered there in solidarity with women, immigrants, and those experiencing loss through suicide. We also go to learn more about our community.
Charles Cowen
The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. Wikipedia
Address: 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Height: 308′
Monday 7AM–10PM
Tuesday 7AM–10PM
Wednesday 7AM–10PM
Thursday 7AM–10PM
Friday 7AM–10PM
Saturday 9AM–8PM
Sunday 9AM–8PM
Architectural styles: Renaissance Revival architecture, Mediterranean Revival architecture
Did you know: It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

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Charles Cowen

Trinity Episcopal Parish
MDiv ’18