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Building the New Capitol
 
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Once the winning design was chosen in May 1936, site preparation and building began.

Publications

A Preliminary Report to the Honorable Charles H. Martin, Governor of Oregon, on Planning a New State Capitol Salem, Or. : State Planning Board, 1935

A Progress Report to the Honorable Charles H. Martin, Governor of Oregon, ... on Planning a New State Capitol from the State Planning Board Portland, Or. : State Planning Board, 1935

Final Report on the State Capitol Building Program Salem, Or. : State Planning Board, 1935

List of Articles to be Placed in Container of Cornerstone Box, Oregon State Capitol Building, 1937 Salem, Or. : Oregon Capitol Reconstruction Commission, 1937

A Pageant of Oregon, in a New Technique : Carved Wood Murals Plus Modern Lighting Eugene, Or. : Grey Gypsy Craftsmen of Eugene, 1937

Architect's Report on Capitol Building Construction, January 3, 1939 Salem, Or. : State Capitol Reconstruction Commission, 1939

Photos

1938 Capitol construction,  Governor Charles Martin with time capsule for the cornerstone, addressing the crowd, 17 June 1937.1938 Capitol construction,  excavation of the site.1938 Capitol construction,  clearing the land for the new capitol, Circuit Rider statue visible.1938 Capitol construction, clearing the land for the new capitol.






1938 Capitol construction,  clearing the land for the new capitol, Circuit Rider statue in foreground.1938 Capitol construction,  clearing the land for the new capitol.1938 Capitol construction,  foundation work.1938 Capitol construction,  foundation work.






1938 Capitol construction,  crane for lifting pioneer statue onto dome visible.1938 Capitol construction,  pioneer statue on truck.1938 Capitol construction,  pioneer statue on truck.1938 Capitol construction,  crane for lifting pioneer statue onto dome visible.






Articles

Gov. Martin Turns Earth for Capitol  Oregon Journal, June 8, 1936

Excavation Work Finished, Capitol  Oregon Statesman, October 4, 1936

Oregon Capitol Construction is Under Way  Oregon Statesman, December 5, 1936

Capitol Cornerstone Ceremony Set Today  Oregon Statesman, June 17, 1937

5000 See New Capitol Cornerstone Placed 
Oregon Statesman, June 18, 1937

Prices Paid for Capitol Land Admitted Capital Journal, July 8, 1938

Pioneer Hoisted to Capitol's Top Oregonian, September 17, 1938

Capitol Will Get Furnishings Soon
Oregonian, September 21, 1938

Art Depicting State History Now on Walls Oregon Statesman, January 1, 1939