State Office Building

On the North side of Civic Center Plaza stands the State Office Building.  Completed in 1926, it was the last commission in the city by the team of Bliss & Faville (although not the last I have to present).   

To my mind it is what a government building should be: imposing but restrained, classical in proportion but human in scale. 

The contemporary addition that rises behind is respectful and serves a useful purpose in obscuring the ghastly Federal lump in the next block.