Cupola, Dome, and Tower
Gallery One

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Public building with cupola on clock tower. The William Carson House is one of the most exuberant Victorians ever built.  Mostly Queen Anne.  Has a more of a tower than a cupola. Queen Anne Victorian with cupola on corner tower.  Built for one of the sons of William Carson, whose house is across the street. Cupola in the form of a belvedere (or widow's walk) on a Federal style building
Old Courthouse, now
a museum, 1732
New Castle, DE
Castle towers with cupola like tops.  Small appendage on tower side was a privy.  Waste dropped to rocks below.
Samuel Newsom
Town Hall, 1905
Gilroy, California
S. & J.C. Newsom
W. Carson House
1884-86. Eureka
S. & J.C. Newsom
J. M. Carson House
1887. Eureka, CA
Renaissance Revival dome and cupola of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building. Interior view of the rotunda (beneath dome). Interior view of the dome.
Olavinlinna Castle
circa 1475
Savolinna, Finland
Front elevation of wildly Baroque church with dome and cupola.  Even the minerets and towers have cupolas.
George B. Post
State Capitol Bldg.
1917. Madison, WI
George B. Post
State Capitol Bldg.
1917. Madison, WI
George B. Post
State Capitol Bldg.
1917. Madison, WI
Fischer von Ehrlach
Karlskirche, 1715
Vienna, Austria

"I would build that dome in air, That sunny dome!  those caves of ice!  And all who heard should see them there, And all should cry Beware!   Beware!  His flashing eyes, his floating hair!  Weave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread, For he on honeydew hath fed,  And drunk the milk of Paradise."

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge,  from Kubla Khan, 1798.


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