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GOTHIC Hartford CT state capital cast iron roof crestng

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Seller: capitolsalvagect (4,072) 100%, Location: Tolland, Connecticut, Ships to: US, Item: 330651470249 RARE gothic Hartford CT state capital cast iron roof cresting A very rare piece of history - cast iron roof cresting removed from the Connecticut state capitol in the late 1970's early 1980's during a major renovation of the 1879 gothic victorian grandeur constructed in Bushnell Park (formerly Trinity college property) Prior to the construction of this building - Connecticut had two state capitols: one in New Haven, one in Hartford - after centuries of the state government alternating it's location yearly - a legislative act was passed locating the seat of state government in Hartford (of course the citizens of Hartford sweetened the pot with a $500,000 gift towards the construction of a new capitol!) A site was chosen and paid for by the state - 6 years of construstion overruns, and finally in 1879 a brand new $3.2 million dollar building was opened - the building was one of the top ten architectural wonders of it's period. A century of wear and tear caught up with the building in the 1970's and luckily the leaders of the time thought better than to tear it down - instead they spent close to $20 million to refurbish the building. This cresting - original to the building was made by Taylor & Fenn in East Windsor, CT - and recast in the early 1980's (by the same company!) for the replacement iron was put back on the roof! (provenance can be provided in a book commissioned by the Old State House association!) This listing gives an option on TWO different styles of cresting - one a little larger than the other! The larger panel measures 32" wide by 16" high and is 1.25" thick The smaller panel measures 26" wide - is 13.5" high and is 1.75" thick. These make SPECTACULAR wall art - you will not find a better piece of local history! These pieces are very RARE - YOUR bid is for ONE (1) section - winning bidder has choice on which one, or both! I've included a photo of the building roof line to see the cresting in place! Shipping is steep due to HEAVY weight - each piece is 50/70# - pick up is possible also - or meet us at one of our summer shows: Brimfield. We'll be listing two different styles of fleur de lis stantion footings also from the roof cresting in a separate listing! Any questions - please contact me: . . Be sure to check out our other corbels, columns, balusters, gables, pediments, headers and similar high quality victorian architectural salvage in our e-Bay store! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items! CAPITOL SALVAGE IF you are going to be in the area and want to make an appointment to see all our items - let me know (we are located in Eastern CT) Thanks and good luck! Sign up for my email newsletters by adding my eBay Store to your Favorites Material: Cast Iron, Original or Reproduction: Original, Style: Victorian, Product Type: Iron, Original/Reproduction: Original

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