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Confederate Capitol

Richmond (Independent City), Virginia
County of Richmond (City).
Capitol Square
National Register Number: 66000911
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government - capitol.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Capitol.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Designed by Thomas Jefferson and noted French architect Louis Clerisseau, this Greek Revival building served as the State Capitol for 70 years until Virginia seceded from the Union. From July 1861 to April 1865, the Confederate Congress met here. With Virginia's return to the Union the building reverted to its original function.


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