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Welcome to the Illinois State Historical Sociey's online store. Over the years the Society has accumulated many books and since it is neither a research center nor a lending library, we have created this Store to make these books available for purchase. Most are single title items in like new condition. In addition to books, we are also offering for sale back issues of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society and Illinois Heritage, art work, and stationery. All proceeds from these sales will be used to support the Illinois State Historical Society.

*Most of the books for sale are new or very gently used and in extremely good condition.  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call the office at 217-525-2781, Ext. 1.

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Thousand-Year Statehouse: The Art and Architecture of the Illinois State Capitol
Thousand-Year Statehouse: The Art and Architecture of the Illinois State Capitol

Thousand-Year Statehouse by David L. Finnigan is an oversize, 258-page hardcover volume that you will be delighted to own. Inside you will find the architectural history and fascinating stories behind each major room in the New Statehouse, accompanied by over 140 full-page, color photos.


The book begins with the story of the New Statehouse, its design and construction. Learn about the European and ancient Greek precedents which inspired its architecture.


Then, embark on a personal tour of this extraordinary building, from the basement tunnels to the top of the dome. Step inside grand halls and private rooms alike. Dozens of close-up photos bring intricate details to hand.


Discover the stories of the sculptures, paintings, and ornamentation (and the artisans who made them) which make this building unique both in Illinois and across the nation.


Publisher: ‎GS Brenac (October 5, 2021)


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