In mid-1982, after years of debate over the ultimate fate of its old capitol, a decision to restore part of the structure, over $7,000,000 spent, and four years of actual restoration work, the old building was again opened. By that time the executive and legislative branches of government were well settled in the new capitol and, surprising no one, expecting to construct still more office buildings to house their activities.
Warner, Lee H.
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