VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL
RICHMOND, V A
The Virginia State Capitol is a National Historic Landmark and houses the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. It was originally planned and designed by Thomas Jefferson and French architect and artist Charles-Louis Clérisseau. Inspiration was taken from the ancient Roman temple Maison Carrée at Nîmes in southern France. Jefferson’s capitol building is one of the few accurate renderings of ancient classical architecture among U.S. state legislatures.
ARCHITECT:
GANT BRUNNETT ARCHITECTS

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