Most state capitol buildings are impressive structures that add a great deal of architectural might to the cities they call home. However, a few state houses are just, well, a bit sad-looking.
Here's a few nominations.
The Hawaii State Capitol, built in 1969, is as welcoming at Boston's City Hall
The original Arizona State Capitol, built in 1898, is a bit underwelming, but not half bad looking. The real problem is the heinous legislative office buildings, built in the 1960s and 70s, that closely surround it.
The Delaware State Capitol, built in 1933, more closely resembles a college campus building than it does a state house.
The New Mexico State Capitol, built in 1966. Enough said.
On the up side, the North Dakota State Capitol, built in the 1930s, has a nice green lawn.
This is the Alaska State Capitol, built in 1929. No seriously.
The Oregon State Capitol, completed in 1938, was built in the midst of the Great Depression. It honors that legacy by continuing to look depressing looking.
Completed in 1840, the North Carolina is certainly historic. But considering North Carolina's size and economic might, it's also a bit sad-looking.
A town hall? A school house? No, it's the Nevada State Capitol, built in 1869.