Court of Appeals
Bertram Goodhue designed a second Court Room for the Capitol.
It was not used as such until after 1990, when a constitutional amendment established the Nebraska Court of Appeals. The Appeals Court convenes the third week of the month.
One of two three judge panels presides behind a walnut bench carved with a crest denoting the state motto-Equality Before the Law. The walls are finished with walnut book matched boardroom paneling.
A lattice and floral design, hand-stencil on linen, covers the narrow expanse of wall above the paneling. The beamed walnut ceiling is decorated with abstract multi-color Native American motifs.
The ceiling chandeliers and wall bracket lamps contain gilded arrows in their design. The checkered marble floor is covered by an original green chenille rug with rust colored floral border matching drapery of the same russet shade.
Are You Interested in Seeing the Building in Person?We're open 7 days a week, so plan a visit here. Then, explore some photos and perhaps read more about the Memorial Chamber.
Capitol quick facts
- Construction started in 1922, completed in 1932.
- The architect was Bertram G. Goodhue.
- There are 15 floors above ground.
- The building is 400 feet tall.
- It is the third Nebraska State Capitol.
- It cost $9.8 million in 1932 dollars.
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