West Virginia Capitol Complex

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West Virginia Capitol Complex
West Virginia State Capitol Building.jpg
West Virginia Capitol Complex is located in West Virginia
West Virginia Capitol Complex
Location Along Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°20′12″N 81°36′43″W / 38.33667°N 81.61194°W / 38.33667; -81.61194Coordinates: 38°20′12″N 81°36′43″W / 38.33667°N 81.61194°W / 38.33667; -81.61194
Area 18 acres (7.3 ha)
Built 1925
Architect Gilbert,Cass; Martens,Walter F.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Italian Renaissance
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 74002009[1]
Added to NRHP December 31, 1974

The West Virginia Capitol Complex is a 18-acre (7.3 ha) historic district located along Kanawha Blvd., E., in Charleston, West Virginia. It dates from 1925 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

It includes the three part capitol buildings, the West Virginia State Capitol, designed and supervised by noted architect Cass Gilbert. And it includes the Governor's residence, West Virginia Executive Mansion, designed by Charleston architect Walter F. Martens.[1][2]

It includes Colonial Revival architecture and Italian Renaissance architecture.[1]

It includes two contributing buildings, one the capitol building and one a residence.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ James E. Harding (April 11, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: West Virginia Capitol Complex / West Virginia State Capitol, West Virginia Executive Mansion" (PDF). West Virginia Capitol Complex. State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 

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