Constructed during the 1890s, the Colorado State Capitol houses Colorado's general assembly and its offices of the governor, lieutenant governor and treasurer. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers to resemble the U.S. Capitol, the building was constructed with white granite and has a copper panel dome with a leaf gilded in gold to commemorate the Colorado Gold Rush.
The building's interior is adorned with Colorado rose onyx, a rare rose marble from a Colorado quarry. Stained-glass windows depict people and events related to Colorado's history, and the third-floor rotunda is decorated with portraits of U.S. presidents.
During the past few years, the Colorado State Capitol has undergone safety upgrades and interior and exterior renovations to maintain the 125-year-old building. In 2013, Douglass Colony Group, Commerce City, Colo., restored the iconic dome and regilded the leaf in 65-ounce gold.
In 2016, Douglass Colony Group returned to Colorado's state capitol to renovate the remaining roof areas to match the dome's grandeur.