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Related Historical MarkersTo better understand the relationship, study each State Capitol marker in the order shown.
By Mike Stroud, May 18, 2011
State Capitol Marker seen along Kanawha Blvd looking west
SHOWN IN SOURCE-SPECIFIED ORDER
|West Virginia's Capitol first located in Wheeling, 1863; moved to Charleston, 1870; back to Wheeling, 1875; and finally to Charleston, 1885. It was located two miles west until destroyed by fire, 1921. Present building was completed in 1931. — — Map (db m23018) HM|
|West Virginia's Capitol first located in Wheeling, 1863; located in Charleston, 1870; again in Wheeling, 1875, and finally in Charleston, 1885. It was located 2 mi. west until destroyed by fire, 1921. Present building was completed in 1932. — — Map (db m42674) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m42676) HM|