Nebraska taxpayers to be asked to toss in coins for Capitol fountains
This drawing by retired Omaha architect John E. Peterson depicts one of the fountains proposed for the State Capitol's four open-air courtyards. The drawing also shows the landscaping suggested for the fountain area.
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — The Nebraska State Capitol is filled with so many pieces of artwork and so much historical symbolism, it's easy to miss some things.
Like the buffaloes sculptor Lee Lawrie carved in stone that guard the north entrances, the dinosaurs laid in tile by mosaic artist Hildreth Meiere in the rotunda floor and Elizabeth Dolan's beautiful “Spirit of the Prairie” mural overlooking the rarely visited State Law Library.
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Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:00 am.