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Capitol Square, Richmond: 39 reviews and 65 photos

by matcrazy1

I could only see it from the outside... more in my tourist trap tip. Anyway, later on during my trip I saw and visited a few state capitol buildings and I must admit that Virginia state capitol was unique. It consisted of three similar, white, classical buildings put in symetrical way with the main, oldest and largest structure placed in the middle. They look like classical ancient temples.

The main building was completed in 1788. Thomas Jefferson selected the Maison Carree (Square House) at Nimes in southern France as a model for the capitol building. This Roman temple was built... at the end of the first century BC and survived till now.
The wings were added to the capitol in 1904: western for a new Senate chamber and eastern as new quarters for the House of Delegates.

Address: Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23219
Directions: Directions and maps here.
othercontact: +1 (877) 391-FACT
Phone: +1 (888) 892-6948

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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