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The Capitol Center (originally the First National Bank Building, then the Livesley Building) was built in 1927 by former Salem mayor Thomas A. Livesley, a prominent Salem-area businessman and civic leader. At that time of its completion, it was the tallest commercial building in the state.How did Salem become the capital of Oregon?
oregon territory 1855, when the territorial capital was briefly located in Corvallis. When oregon became a state it switched to oregon city. After a vote, salem became the new capital. It became the capital because of the mass population growing in the Willamette valley.Is Salem Oregon's Capital?
Salem, with a population of 168,970, is Oregon's state capital and the third largest city. Salem is also the county seat of Marion County, but a small portion contained within its corporate limits of 44 square miles lies across the Willamette River in Polk County.What is the Oregon State Capitol building?
The Oregon State Capitol is the building housing the state legislature and the offices of the governor, secretary of state, and treasurer of the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located in the state capital, Salem.