Trenton, NJ

Day 4 / Capitol #9

The New Jersey State House looks like a government building with its Romanesque columns, balconies and sculpted stone and less like a traditional capitol than the other ones so far. Also unusual was its narrow streets in the center of downtown and its street level entrance.   (I couldn’t even get back far enough to see the dome on top!) This is one of the oldest capitol buildings in use today and security was so tight that it is the only capitol you are required to go on a tour to see the building and not allowed to wander around by yourself.  

Abraham Lincoln has some prominent spots in this capitol; outside of Governor Christie’s office is both a small bust carved into a wall on a pedestal (as well as the Gettysburg Address) and his portrait hangs to the left of the Speaker’s Chair in the General Assembly Chamber.