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The Georgia State Capitol Building was completed in 1889 on the site of Atlanta's antebellum City Hall. The most striking aspect of the neo-Classical building is its golden dome. The gold was a gift from the people of nearby Dahlonega, Georgia where the nation's first gold rush occurred in 1830. There are 43 ounces (1,220 kilograms) of gold leaf covering the dome. The gold leaf was first applied in 1958 and refurbished in 1981.

In addition to housing the State Legislature, the office of the governor, and various other state offices, the inside of the capitol building contains historical exhibits, a small science and natural history museum, the Hall of Valor which houses a collection of priceless flags, and the Hall of Fame which features busts of the Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence and other notable citizens from Georgia's past.

Directions: The State Capitol Building is located at 206 Washington Street, in downtown Atlanta.

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  • Updated Dec 1, 2010
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