California State Capitol

state capitol building of the U.S. state of California

The California State Capitol is a government building in Sacramento, California. It is the place where the California State Legislature meets. It also has the office of the Governor of California. The building was built between 1861 and 1874. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It was also listed as a California Historical Landmark in 1974 and 1982.[1][5][6][7] The building was damaged by two earthquakes in 1892. Repairs were done between 1975 and 1982 to fix the damage.[8] The building is 75.3 metres (247 ft) tall to the top of the dome.[3]

California State Capitol
California State Capitol is located in Sacramento, California
California State Capitol
Location within Sacramento, California
California State Capitol is located in Northern California
California State Capitol
California State Capitol (Northern California)
California State Capitol is located in the United States
California State Capitol
California State Capitol (the United States)
General information
TypeGovernment offices
Location10th and L Street
Sacramento, California
Coordinates38°34′36″N 121°29′36″W / 38.576572°N 121.493411°W / 38.576572; -121.493411Coordinates: 38°34′36″N 121°29′36″W / 38.576572°N 121.493411°W / 38.576572; -121.493411
Construction started1860
OwnerState of California
ManagementState of California
Antenna spire75.3 m (247 ft)
Roof64 m (210 ft)
Technical details
Floor count6
Design and construction
ArchitectM. Frederic Butler, Reuben Clark, Gordon Parker Cummings
California State Capitol
Architectural styleNeoclassical
NRHP reference No.73000427 [1]
CHISL No.872
Added to NRHPApril 3, 1973


  1. 1.0 1.1 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2013.
  2. California State Capitol at Emporis
  3. 3.0 3.1 "California State Capitol". SkyscraperPage.
  4. California State Capitol at Structurae
  5. Allen W. Welts (August 15, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: California State Capitol / California's State Capitol". National Park Service. Retrieved May 2, 2018. With accompanying six photos from 1971-73
  6. "California State Capitol". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  7. "California Landmark 872: State Capitol Complex in Sacramento, California:". Noehill. 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  8. "More Terrestrial Chills – Sacramento Shivers Again, But Not Damaged to Any Extent". The Sacramento Union. April 22, 1892. p. 3. "The Capitol was given a lively shaking, in the course of which a small portion of one of the plaster statuettes tumbled off and the Assembly chamber ceiling cracked. Of course, there was a general exodus of State officials and clerks, too."