State Capitol

Built to replace the original capitol, which burned in 1831, this National Historic Landmark is one of America's most important neoclassical structures. Three outstanding nineteenth century architects, Alexander Jackson, Ithiel Town, and David Paton designed this copper-roofed, roughly cruciform-plan building. Chambers originally used by the state senate and house remain intact. The building now houses offices for the governor and lieutenant governor. Guided tours are offered.

Date: 1833-40

Images

State Capitol, 2011 Image courtesy of J. Schwaller, Capital City Camera Club.
State Capitol, 2011 Image courtesy of D. Cicone, Capital City Camera Club.
State Capitol, date unknown Image courtesy of the City of Raleigh Museum.
State Capital, 1988 Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection. View, North Carolina State Capitol, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides). Preservation North Carolina. July 31, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh2066pnc001. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.
State Capital, 1988 Image courtesy of Tim Buchman Photographs. View, North Carolina State Capitol, Raleigh, North Carolina. Tim Buchman Photographs, 1988-1998 (Buchman). Preservation North Carolina. July 31, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/buch1088. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.
State Capitol, 1935-1938 Image courtesy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Collection (P0006), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
State Capitol, 2013 Image courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries.

Location

Union Square

Metadata

RHDC, “State Capitol,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/22.