View of the Old Capitol - Tallahassee, Florida

Title

View of the Old Capitol - Tallahassee, Florida

Description

The Florida State Capitol is located in Tallahassee, Florida. The first capitol was originally built in 1826, but it was never completed. This building was built in 1845 and was at risk of being demolished in the late 1970s after the new Capitol building was built. It was saved thanks to citizens' actions. The "Old Capitol" building was kept and restored to house the Governor's suite, Supreme Court, House of Representatives and Senate chambers. It also houses the Florida Historic Capitol Museum that displays the political history of the state of Florida. After the addition of the new building, the building is considered the third largest Capitol building in the United States.

For further exploration, please visit https://www.floridacapitol.myflorida.com/

Creator

Beatrice M. Queral

Date

1845 originally; 2008 for new building

Source

Wikimedia

Relation

Florida Capitol: My Florida

Rights

Florida Capitol: My Florida

Publisher

Florida Capitol: My Florida

Contributor

Beatrice M. Queral

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Public Architecture

Identifier

Architecture

Coverage

Tallahassee, Florida

Files

Old_and_New_Florida_State_Capitol,_Tallahassee,_East_view_20160711_1.jpg

Reference

Beatrice M. Queral, View of the Old Capitol - Tallahassee, Florida, Florida Capitol: My Florida, 1845 originally; 2008 for new building

Cite As

Beatrice M. Queral, “View of the Old Capitol - Tallahassee, Florida,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/11.