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Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

State Capitol

 
 
State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. State Capitol Marker
Inscription. Constructed of buff Indiana limestone and lined with Imperial Danby marble from Vermont, the State's Capitol is considered one of the world's superb examples of Italian Renaissance architecture. Designed by the internationally prominent Cass Gilbert and dedicated on June 20, 1932 by Governor William G. Conley as "a monument to West Virginians of yesterday, today, and tomorrow", this magnificent Capitol cost $10,000,000.
 
Erected 1985 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 38° 20.332′ N, 81° 36.843′ W. Marker is in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker is on Greenbrier Street (West Virginia Route 114) near Washington Street E. Touch for map. Located 1 block south of I-64/77. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston WV 25311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The West Virginia Coal Miner" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named State Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Executive Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 35th Star (approx.
State Capitol and Marker, seen westside at grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
2. State Capitol and Marker, seen westside at grounds
0.2 miles away); Booker Taliaferro Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Virginia Home Guards (approx. mile away); Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. the relationship, study marker shown.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
State Capitol's golden dome image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
3. State Capitol's golden dome
State Capitol seen from Greenbrier Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
4. State Capitol seen from Greenbrier Street
State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
5. State Capitol
State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
6. State Capitol
State Capitol and Lincoln Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
7. State Capitol and Lincoln Statue
* See Nearby Markers
State Capitol Marker at right, seen along Greenbrier Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
8. State Capitol Marker at right, seen along Greenbrier Street
State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 19, 2011
9. State Capitol
State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
10. State Capitol
The act of Congress admitting West Virginia to conditional statehood was approved by President Lincoln on December 31, 1862. The condition having been completed with, on April 20, 1863. He proclaimed West Virginia a state in the union from and after sixty days from that date, or June 20, 1863.
State Capitol grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
11. State Capitol grounds
Here stands an American Elm sapling, an offspring of the lone "Survivor Tree" of the April 19,1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the federal building. It was presented to First Lady Gayle C. Manchin and the people of the State of West Virginia in 2006 by Oklahoma First Lady Kim Henry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9. submitted on May 26, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   10, 11. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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