If you want to see classic Greek architecture up close, but can't get out of the United States, simply head to your nearest government seat and chances are you'll find what you're looking for. Many examples, including the Missouri State Capitol, shown here, were based on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C. Classic architecture was used in part to signify permanence and authority as well as providing a timeless look.
The statue seen here is one of a pair that represents either the Missouri or Mississippi river, I could not find which was which in my research. More on that in a future edition of This Blog Title For Sale.
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