Wyoming State Capitol and Grounds

Also known as: Wyoming Capitol Building and Grounds
24th St. and Capitol Ave., Cheyenne, Wyoming


State Capitol Building

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress


Street Views 


As a territory, Wyoming had been the first major jurisdiction in the United States where women had full suffrage, and in 1889, an all-male group drafted a State constitution that included Women's suffrage. When Wyoming Territory applied for Statehood in 1890, Congress, after a close vote, passed the Wyoming Statehood bill. This building represents that symbolic victory for the Women's suffrage movement which commanded national attention. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 4, 1987

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 1973
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; French Renaissance
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Politics/Government; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current function
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1886; 1890; 1917
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing objects: 1

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • August 31, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • July 25, 2010: New Street View added by Ruth Reynolds