Throwback Thursday: Construction of the Nebraska State Capitol

It’s time for another #throwback from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we’re going back to May 13, 1924. This photo, owned by Townsend Studio, shows construction of the third capitol building. Construction began in 1922 and was completed in 1932.

This photo was created by Alva C. Townsend and is published by Townsend Studio. The Studio has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1888 by Timothy Townsend with his sons, Alva C. and Charles. Alva continued the operation until 1945 when he sold the studio. Today, it is run by Bradford J. Clark. The Studio holds a collection of glass plate and acetate negatives of early Lincoln and early residents. Images also include University of Nebraska and high school sports teams, state governors and Lincoln mayors.

Check out this whole collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

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