Close up of the majestic Goddess of Liberty atop the Texas State Capitol Dome at Dusk.jpg
Goddess of Liberty, the statue atop the capitol today, is not the original from when the capitol was finished and was placed atop the capitol on Feburary 26, 1888. People are still not sure how they got the original statue to its 311 foot perch but they think it was put up in sections perhaps through a door at the top of the capitol dome. It stayed there for 97 years and 9 months. The statue was made of zinc, and it stood 15 feet 7 1/2 inches and weighed around 1,500 pounds.