George Browne Post, Wisconsin State Capitol
The Capitol was constructed of 43 types of stone from six countries and eight states. The exterior stone is Bethel White granite from Vermont, making the exterior dome the largest granite dome in the world.
American architect George Browne Post was born in Manhattan, New York in 1837. He was trained in the Beaux-Arts tradition. In 1858 he got a degree civil engineering at New York University and studied with American architect Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895) between 1858 and 1860. Post designed the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois in 1893. From 1896 to 1899 he was president of the American Institute of Architects and received the AIA Gold Medal in 1911.