Thursday, July 3, 2014

State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina

State Capitol
North Carolina
Raleigh

This historic landmark built in the 1830s represents North Carolina's rich history and is considered one of the best-preserved examples of a civic building featuring Greek-Revival architecture.

postmarked in 2013 with a USA 'Building a Nation' stamp
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Here is a postcard from 1952.

North Carolina
State Capitol, Raleigh, N.C.

Completed in 1840, the State Capitol was pronounced by experts to be one of the most beautiful buildings in America.  The columns and entablature (superstructure of moldings and bands which lie horizontally above columns) are Grecian Doric.

Postmarked in 1952 with a 2 cent 'John Adams' stamp

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The North Carolina State Capitol is the main house of government of the U.S. state of North Carolina. The cornerstone of the Greek Revival building was laid on July 4, 1833. Construction was completed in 1840.

The Capitol was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.



2 comments:

luvlinens said...

I just scanned a linen of this Capitol a couple of days back. Will be posting it soon.

Brenda Perez said...

post a link to it here when you're done :D