Capitol Restoration Project

Panoramic view of Capitol with construction team

Capitol Restoration Update

Our crews have been busy throughout the Fall and into the new year wrapping up critical tasks. Here’s the latest progress update on the Capitol Restoration Project: Exterior Update Our stone and restoration crews are currently working on the twelfth and final exterior elevation of the building. They are making the last of the stone repairs, finishing up the stone cleaning, and […]

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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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