Connecticut celebrates 350th birthday

Fireworks explode over the State Capitol to kick off the official celebration of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100200000000" title="Connecticut" href="/topic/us/connecticut-PLGEO100100200000000.topic">Connecticut</a>'s 350th birthday.  Constructed of New England marble and granite and crowned by a gold leaf dome, the Capitol was built at a cost of $2,532,524.43 and has an estimated replacement value of more than $200,000,000.

( STEVE SILK / HARTFORD COURANT / January 29, 1985 )

Fireworks explode over the State Capitol to kick off the official celebration of Connecticut's 350th birthday. Constructed of New England marble and granite and crowned by a gold leaf dome, the Capitol was built at a cost of $2,532,524.43 and has an estimated replacement value of more than $200,000,000.

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