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Wisconsin State Capitol at night, seen from Monona Terrace

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Facts About the Capitol's Architect George Browne Post (1837 - 1913) started his career in 1858 after graduating from New York University with a degree in civil engineering. For two years, he studied architecture at the New York Studios of renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt.

In 1868, after a stint as an Army Officer in the Civil War, he opened his own architectural firm.

Post was part of the late 19th century architectural movement that pioneered the use of steel to make taller and stronger structures and several of his building's showed up on Manhattan's skyline. more..

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