Work begins on restoration of Arkansas House chamber

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BYGONE DAYS: The furniture has improved since this photo was taken in 1911.
  • BYGONE DAYS: The furniture has improved since this photo was taken in 1911.

The Arkansas Capitol was built between 1899 and 1915. It was supposed to cost $1 million, but wound up costing more than $2 million. Now, the House is embarking on a $1 million fixup project of the chamber to restore cracked stained glass, the plaster ceiling and the chandelier. A paint analysis will allow a paint job to restore the original color and glazed finishes on architectural plaster.

The House will post pictures of the work on its Facebook page and on Twitter @arkansashouse


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