August 2002

Celebrating a capitol

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The Virginia State Capitol is a link to U.S. history

by Kate Gawlik
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"Our new capitol ... whenever it shall be finished ... will be worthy of being exhibited alongside the most celebrated remains of antiquity."—Thomas Jefferson

Photos courtesy of Whitley/Service Roofing & Sheet Metal Co., Richmond, Va.

Thomas Jefferson played an integral part in designing the Virginia State Capitol.

Jefferson made the preceding statement about the Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, in 1789, and his sentiments still ring true. The grandiose capitol has survived the Civil War, structural problems and several renovations and is touted to be a magnificent...

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