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The Virginia State House (1788) (2 of 2) | by Tony Fischer Photography
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The Virginia State House (1788) (2 of 2)

Located in Richmond, the Virginia State Capitol building, designed by Thomas Jefferson and Charles-Louis Clérisseau, was completed in 1788. It is the second-oldest US statehouse in continuous use (Maryland's is the oldest) and was the first US government building built in the neo-classical Roman style of architecture, setting the trend for other state houses and the federal government buildings (including the White House and The Capitol) in Washington, DC. The state capitol is one of thirteen in the United States without a dome and underwent a complete renovation which was completed in May 2007.


The building also served as the Capitol of the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861-1865).



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Taken on August 23, 2008