Just a fun photo today. In the center of the picture, you can see the capitol under construction, with the familiar dome just starting to take shape. The Territorial Capitol building is on the right. It would be razed after the construction of the new statehouse. Central School is on the right. It would meet the same fate. Tourtellotte and Hummel were the architects. This photo, which is from the Idaho State Historical Society Digital Collection, was taken in 1912.
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