CLICK ON THE ABOVE PANORAMA OF THE GENIUS OF CONNECTICUT TO VIEW IT AT MAXIMUM SIZE.
The bronze Genius of Connecticut statue is a creation of artist Randolph Rogers and currently resides in the rotunda of the Connecticut State Capitol. Rogers called this piece "The Angel of Resurrection". As Genius, she is the protector figure or symbol of the spirit of the people of Connecticut. She stands 17 feet 10 inches tall and was cast in Munich, Germany. The statue stood atop the Capitol dome from 1878 until 1938 when a great hurricane passed through Hartford. She received some damage and considered a safety issue. After long debate she was taken down. During WWII she was offered to the federal government and was melted down for use in the war efforts.