Virginia State Capitol

Also known as: Confederate Capitol, Capitol of Virginia
Capitol Sq., Richmond, Virginia

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Description 

Designed by Thomas Jefferson and noted French architect Louis Clerisseau, this Greek Revival building served as the State Capitol for 70 years until Virginia seceded from the Union. From July 1861 to April 1865, the Confederate Congress met here. With Virginia's return to the Union the building reverted to its original function. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000911
Architectural styles
Early Republic; Other architectural type; Neo-Classical
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Capitol
Current function
Capitol
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1785; 1865

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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