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Columbus Hall

An Examination Into The 1975 - 1982, 1984 Capitol Restoration Project

Dan Visnich discusses the history of the Capitol Restoration Project

An Examination Into The 1975 - 1982, 1984 Capitol Restoration Project
An Examination Into The 1975 - 1982, 1984 Capitol Restoration Project

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Columbus Hall, 5961 Newman Ct, Sacramento, CA 95819

About the Event

Decades after its grand opening, the restored California State Capitol continues to draw global attention. This monumental restoration project, the largest of its kind for a single building, is a testament to the state's commitment to preserving its history. While the antique furnishings make up less than 1% of the $70 million cost, they are universally recognized as a crucial element in this living tribute to the state’s 19th-century arts and technology.

The restoration itself took some six years and—perhaps inevitably in this center of politics—did not proceed without controversy. Everyone agreed that some work was essential, as a 1971 seismic survey had shown that the building constructed between 1860 and 1874 could not withstand a strong earthquake, as required under state law. Some wanted to replace the structure, favoring a 17-story twin-tower model. Eventually, those favoring the preservation of the capital won the day.

Spend the evening with Historical preservation specialist Dan Visnich as he discusses the twists and turns of the six-year saga of the fight to preserve and restore California’s capitol building.

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  • Columbus Hall

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    $10.00
    +$0.25 service fee
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