Missouri Capitol Renovations Now Complete

Renovations to the Missouri Capitol building are now complete.

The project, funded by bonds, started in June of 2015 and were finished last month.

The first phase of the project dealt with infrastructure improvements and waterproofing of the more than 100 year old statehouse.

Phase two involved renovating the historic stonework of the building.

Lights were also added and repaired to enhance the lighting of the drum and lantern at the Capitol along with making lighting repairs easier in the future.

Also part of the project was the restoration of the Ceres statue atop the dome; she was returned to her perch a little over a year ago.

The south circle drive of the building is now open, as is additional parking for veterans and expectant mothers.

This was the first major construction project on the Capitol since it was completed in 1917.