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 pag
e and on Twitter @arkansashouse