Audio: Sculpture of goddess on top of Missouri Capitol to be renovated

Close-up image of the Golden Goddess on the top of the Missouri Capitol

The bronze sculpture on top of the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City will be taken down next week as part of the ongoing $50 million renovation of the building. Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe said the structure, which was completed in 1917, needs maintenance to keep it functional over the long-term.

 

 

Cathy Brown with the Office of Administration says the statue, which is a rendering of Ceres (series), the Roman goddess of agriculture, has been sitting on top of the building with an extremely loose connection for years.

 

 

The statue being renovated is known as Ceres (series), the Roman goddess of agriculture. She was installed to signify the importance of agriculture to the state.

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