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The Michigan State Capitol opened on January 1, 1879, to great acclaim. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers, Michigan’s Capitol holds a special place in American history as one of the first state capitols to be topped by a lofty cast iron dome. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992. Image of Capitol with dark sky and light clouds.
Capitol of Michigan
Photo Courtesy of David Marvin