New York State Capitol

Capitol Park, Albany, New York

Photos 

New York State Capitol

1. MAIN ELEVATION

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

Erected between 1867 and 1899, this building marked a period of general prosperity and confidence in Post-Civil War New York. Begun in the Second Empire style, it was completed in the French Renaissance style and was one of the most lavish structures built in 19th century America. This building, along with Philadelphia's City Hall, was one of the last great monumental structures in this country built entirely of masonry. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 29, 1979

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 18, 1971
Reference number
71000519
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Beaux Arts
Areas of significance
Art; Engineering; Politics/Government; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Capitol
Current function
Capitol
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1868; 1899; 1913

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody

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