chambers are the symbolic heart of a Capitol; the legislative process
that governs the state and its citizens is centered in these spaces.
The House Chamber is the largest room in the Capitol, epitomizing
the grand scale that is Texas. Located on the
second floor west wing of the Capitol, the House Chamber--like the
Senate--is one of the few rooms still used for its original purpose.
During legislative sessions, 150 representatives convene in the
room. The Speaker presides from the podium.
to its circa 1909 appearance, the House Chamber includes some of
the Capitol's most treasured historical artifacts, including the
remains of the original Battle of San Jacinto flag, displayed behind
the Speaker's desk.