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Kansas State Capitol

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The Kansas State Capitol took thirty-seven years, from 1866 to 1903, under the supervision of eight different architects, to complete. It stands as a testament of perseverance and accomplishment, and because of this long construction span, the historic lighting exhibited period changes in style and function.


Mitchell, Vance and Company, the foremost manufacturer of Capitol building lighting in the late 1800′s, produced all of the fixtures. The earliest designs were gas, while the later ones were electric.

SLALCO was chosen to restore and replicate the lighting in 2004. After completing the East and West Wings of the Capitol, further restorations and replications were installed from 2008 to 2010 on the South Wing and Rotunda. 

Traditional Building Magazine, August 2006, contains an article entitled, “Relighting a Statehouse," which details the relighting of the East Wing.


Historical Lighting Design: Gary Steffy Lighting Design

Architect: Treanor Architects, P.A.

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