Inside the Senate Chamber: Part 2 – The Architecture

The Michigan Capitol has a rich architectural history. In the second part of the “Inside the Senate Chamber” series, we take an exclusive look at the architecture of the Michigan Senate chamber and the state Capitol with the Capitol Historian Valerie Martin.

Learn about the history of the building designed by Elijah Myers, the story behind the “chicken coop” carpet, and the tricks used to make the building seem taller than it is.

Our Capitol building has a rich architectural history and continues to be a source of pride for all Michigan residents. Don’t miss this exclusive look behind the scenes of the architectural history of the Michigan Capitol!

Click here to see the first “Inside the Senate Chamber” video on the portraits that hang in the Michigan Senate.