The Capitol was designed with 26 gothic niches for sculpture and 17 tympana (carved scenes above portals).

Below the statues are medallion heads or busts.

Photo of Capitol Side Statues

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Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.

There are eight empty niches (south facade) along with space for numerous medallion heads and tympana that are available to be filled in the future.

The carvings represent important events in American and Connecticut history.