Fountains are being installed in courtyards of Nebraska’s Capitol. Once fountains are installed the design element conceived by Bertram Goodhue will have been completed. Installing the Fountains will complete the Capitol some 94 years after groundbreaking on April 22, 1922. essential funding for the installation of the Fountains has been provided by State appropriations. The amount of any shortfall is undetermined as construction and installation is underway.
A landscape design for the Courtyards had been developed with the design and construction of the Capitol but was never implemented. The Nebraska Association of Former State has initiated a funding effort to support realization of the courtyards landscapes. Cost and detailed plant and installation requirements are being developed.