The "Beaux Arts" style of architecture was taught in Paris in the late 1800's and was popularized at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
The building is 180 feet high.
The eagle on top of the dome is made of solid copper and is coated with gold leaf. It is 8 feet high and 15 feet wide.
Inside the building, visitors will find the Hall of Governors on the first floor. This gallery features portraits of those who served as governor since the Mississippi Territory was established in 1798.