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Capitol Hill in Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Capitol of Florida

 
 
Old Capitol of Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2014
1. Old Capitol of Florida Marker
Inscription.  The first two sessions of the territorial legislature were held at St. Augustine and Pensacola. The hazards of traveling between cities 400 miles apart prompted legislators in 1824 to locate a new capital at Tallahassee, between the two cities. Log buildings that housed the government made way in 1826 for a two-story masonry structure. This was succeeded in 1845 by what is now the core of the present historic capitol. A dome and wings were added in 1902, and further additions made in 1923, 1936 and 1947. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and restored to its 1902 appearance in 1982.
 
Erected 1995 by Florida Heritage Landmark sponsored by the Florida Department of State, Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State. (Marker Number F-367.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 30° 26.32′ N, 84° 16.856′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. It is in Capitol Hill. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street
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and E. Pensacola Street on Monroe Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tallahassee FL 32303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leon County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida Liberty Bell Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Leon County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida Sri Chinmoy Peace State (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. John Parkhill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tallahassee Bus Boycott (about 400 feet away); The Tallahassee Lunch Counter Sit-Ins (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Old Capitol of Florida image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, April 6, 2014
2. Old Capitol of Florida
Old Capitol of Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2014
3. Old Capitol of Florida Marker
Old Capitol of Florida image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2014
4. Old Capitol of Florida
Old Capitol of Florida image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2014
5. Old Capitol of Florida
Commenced 1829
Completed 1842
Remodeled 1902
Frank P. Milburn, Architect
J. E. Parrish, Builder
Old Capitol of Florida image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2014
6. Old Capitol of Florida
Capitol Commission
W. S. Jennings, Chairman
A. C. Croom
W. A. Blount
C. M. Brown
H. J. Drane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 17, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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