Monday, April 30, 2012

Summer Events

Summer is gearing up at the State Capitol! Between the many events scheduled by the public and our summer feature event, Movie Under the Stars, it looks like it will be a great summer! Are you planning on visiting the Capitol this summer? If so, check our Facebook to find out about exciting events!

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Movie Under The Stars

Word of the Day

Dentil (Root "dent" means tooth): A small rectangular block used in a series forming a moulding under an Ionic, Corinthian or Composite cornice.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Movie Under the Stars

Movie Under the Stars is 2 months away!! What movies would you like to see at Movie Under the Stars this season?

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Corinthian Order - The most ornate of the five Classical Orders, characterized by a slender fluted column having an ornate, bell-shaped capital decorated with acanthus leaves.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Word of the Day

Corbella Arch - In architecture, a "false arch" bridging a gap by means of overlapping blocks of masonry.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Word of the Day

Eaves - The lower edge of a pitched roof which overhangs the face of a wall. An eaves cornice is a cornice in that position.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Word of the Day

Band - A face or fascia. A flat, low, square profiled molding encircling a building or running across its facade. The strip from which dentils project.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Word of the Day

Colonnade - A row of columns, supporting an entablature and usually one side of a roof. When a colonnade stands before a building it is called a portico, and if it surrounds a building is called a peristyle.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Word of the Day

Abacus - (Ab-a-kis): A slab on the top of the capital (the head or crowning feature of a column or pilaster), crowning the column and supporting the entablature.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Movie Under The Stars

Planning for Movie Under The Stars is underway! If you are interested in preforming at Movie Under the Stars please send an email to Please include the band's name, all contact information and samples of your music. Don't forget to like "Movie Under The Stars at the Utah State Capitol" to find out about our upcoming events. Click this link for our Facebook page: Movie Under The Stars

Word of the Day

Monolithic Columns – The shaft of each column is made of one, continuous polished piece of marble. These interior columns, at nearly 26 feet tall, utilize several features of the Ionic Order, namely, spiraled volutes, elegant bases, and egg-and-dart moldings.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Salt Lake City

The picture above is a view from the Utah State Capitol of Salt Lake City with the surrounding beautiful mountains in the background.

This photo is compliments of one of Capitol Preservation Board's staff members. If you have a great photo and want to share it with us, email it to


-Capitol Preservation Board staff

Word of the Day

 Laylight – Glass ceiling features transmitting light through the roof level skylights. Extensive use of natural light through the use of many windows is a unique feature of Kletting’s design. The laylights of the building’s vaulted atriums and the House, Senate, and Supreme Court chambers, are ideal examples of this feature.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Word of the Day

Rosettes – noun: A carved decorative floral pattern.  Rosettes can be found on the underside of the four rotunda arches inside square coffers.