Capitol Restoration Project

Panoramic view of Capitol with construction team

New Capitol Color Scheme Based on Analysis and Research

This post is adapted from a presentation made by Stephen Kelley, historic preservation specialist for the interior restoration team at the State Capitol, to the State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee on August 9, 2018. In the fall, painters will begin applying the new color scheme to selected areas inside the Capitol for the purposes of a mockup. Mockups are […]

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Project Accomplishments After Three Years of Construction

This summer marks three years of construction on the Capitol Restoration Project. Project funding was first authorized by a $120 million bond issue passed by the legislature and signed by the governor in 2014. A subsequent bond issue was passed in 2016 for $125 million. Prior to the start of restoration activities, the State Capitol had appeared on Preservation Oklahoma’s […]

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Capitol East Entrance and East Parking Lot to Close

On May 21st, the parking lot directly east of the State Capitol and the east entrance to the building will be closed to facilitate restoration work on the underground tunnel. During this time, crews will dig up the area around the tunnel to install new waterproofing as well as a leak detection system. In early October, the east entrance to the […]

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