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The Daily Planet: 1934

The Daily Planet: 1934

June 21-26, 1934. "Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln. General view from university, a.m." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

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the view in Baxado's post is the South entrance of the Capitol building. The Shorpy image is of the North. And, of the buildings you see in the image, virtually all of them (save the Capitol, ONE church (the 1 with 2 spires), and the Garage) are all gone and replaced by truly ugly municipal structures.

Impressive Dome

As you drive by on I-80, a couple of miles to the north, you can see the shiny golden dome glistening in the sun.

Amazing Capitol

If you're ever nearby, it's well worth a visit. Absolutely stunning architecture and features, with nothing quite like it. We used to play hide and seek in place when I was a kid. I'm sure you can't get away with that anymore. The building is topped by a 19.5 foot, 9.5 ton bronze statue of the "Sower", sowing seeds. Sometimes referred to locally (but never, ever officially) as the "P***s of the Plains".

It is still there, but with more people now.

I found this image on the official Lincoln website at almost the same angle. Apparently it has changed but not by much.

Thanks karenagw. Still a nice building though

Art Deco on the Plains

Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue's building is one of the greatest Art Deco monuments in the nation.

The Other Daily Planet

The Daily Planet building seen on the "Superman" TV series is Los Angeles City Hall.

News Flash

Not to mention the front end of Flash Gordon's spaceship.

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