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    Georgia State Capital

    by apbeaches Updated Jan 3, 2016

    Like many U.S. state capitols, the Georgia State Capitol is designed to resemble the Classical architectural style of the United States Capitol, in Washington, D.C.. It was completed in 1889, designed by architects Willoughby J. Edbrooke and Franklin Pierce Burnham, of Chicago, Illinois. The building was constructed by Miles and Horne, of Toledo, Ohio. Sculptor George Crouch executed all the ornamental work on the building. The commission that oversaw the planning and construction of the building included former Confederate general Philip Cook.

    This is the main office building of Georgia's government. The offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state are on the second floor, while the General Assembly meets on the third floor from January to April. The fourth floor houses visitors' galleries overlooking the legislative chambers and a museum.

    Address: 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

    Phone: (404) 463-4536

    Website: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/atlanta/geo.htm

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    State Capitol Building and Statue

    by dustmon Updated Jun 7, 2010

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    The Georgia State Capitol Building was constructed in the 1890's and is open to the public on Mondays-Fridays from 8AM to 5PM and closed on weekends. There are tours you can take through the building that are free---just check the website for cancellations. There is a museum focusing on the building's history and also of Georgia's past history as well. Many folk will enjoy visiting this monumental building. My family has a story that my great Aunt was the model for the Statue on top of the gold dome (real gold!) Not sure if it's true, but a cool story!

    Address: 214 State Capitol

    Phone: 404-463-4536

    Website: http://www.sos.ga.gov/archives/state_capitol/

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    Georgia State Capitol Building

    by TexasDave Updated Apr 15, 2010

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    The State Capitol was built between 1884 and 1889 and was designed to be similar to the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. The dome is covered with gold that was mined in north Ga in the Dahlonega area.

    Guided tours are given weekdays at 10, 11, 1 and 2 o'clock. If you visit when the Legislature is not in session you can practically have the whole building to yourself.

    There is also a museum of notable flora, fauna, minerals, etc. of Georgia all around the 4th floor.

    Address: 214 State Capitol

    Directions: Courtland Ave between MLK and Mitchell Sts.
    NE of the intersection of Interstates 75/85 and 20

    Website: http://www.sos.ga.gov/State_capitol/

    Senate Chamber Central Rotunda 4th Fl. Display Cases Civil War Infantry Drum
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    The Gold Dome Stands Out

    by BruceDunning Written Jan 26, 2009

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    The State CApitol is gold topped and been on this site for 120 years. Tours of the capitol inside is usually at 10AM daily Monday-Friday, and starts at the tour desk. The tour takes you to two key areas, where there are flags, many of them to see, and old maps of the state. Over 18,000 photos from the old era of Georgia growth is on display. Then they also have minerals and coastal displays to preview.
    State marble and gold were used to decorate the inside and outside. Georgia had a large deposit of each in late 1800's in north Georgia hills.

    Address: 206 Washinton Ave

    Directions: Located right at intersection of US 20 and US 75/85. Between MLK Drive and CApitol AVe.

    Website: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/atlanta/geo.htm

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    Georgia State Dome at Night

    by atufft Written May 12, 2008

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    The capitol building grounds appears to be undergoing restoration as fencing prevented me from visiting the statues. However, I did manage to take these shots of the capitol dome and building facade. The link below provides a nice summary of the history behind the capitol building.

    Website: http://ttp://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1148

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    Visit Georgia's State Capital Building

    by tpangelinan Written Sep 16, 2006

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    Located in downtown Atlanta this beautiful build can be toured, to learn about the history or check out live legislature in session. Contruction began in 1884 and completed 1889 and was built to resembled the White House. The Capitol & Georgia Capitol Museum are open for tours to the public from 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday.

    Address: 206 Washington St.

    Phone: 404-656-2844

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    State Capitol Building

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Aug 26, 2006

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    Constructed from 1884 to 1889, the Georgia State Capitol building is one of Atlanta's most distinctive landmarks. It was designed following the Civil War as the capital of the New South and designed after the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The golden dome is topped by a statue of Freedom holding a lantern and sword.

    Address: 206 Washington St

    Directions: at the intersection of I-20 and I-75/85, near Underground Atlanta

    Phone: 404-656-2844

    Website: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/atlanta/geo.htm

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    A Gold-covered capital

    by cvilla007 Written May 16, 2005

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    The Georgia State Capital building was built in 1889. Its dome is covered in Georgia gold leaf. The building houses a Georgia Hall of Fame, including exhibits of the Georgian signers of the Declaration of Independence and other notable people, and a museum of Science and Industry. Its architecture is neo-classical.

    Website: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/atlanta/geo.htm

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    State Capitol Building

    by martystagram Written Dec 24, 2004

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    Usual type of State Capitol building. Pretty centre in Atlanta. The building has an impressive dome and various statues around the building. I can't comment on the inside as they were closed when I visited - not that the signs were indicating that!

    The website below gives a good idea of everything to do with this building.

    Directions: See the website below - however it's walking distance from the Underground Center carparks.

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    The Georgia State Capitol

    by acemj Updated Apr 26, 2004

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    Check out the dome of the Capitol building located right among the skyscrapers in downtown. The Capitol is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and guided tours are available Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. (April through December) and 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. while the Georgia Legislature is in session (January through March).

    Address: 431 State Capitol

    Directions: Downtown

    Phone: 404.651.6996

    Website: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/state_capitol/

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    Atlanta History Museum

    by cobrioc Updated Jul 15, 2003

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    Thousands of fascinating and moving stories tell the history of Atlanta. Some are triumphant. Some are tragic. And they are all here at the Atlanta History Center.
    Atlanta History Museum. Exciting exhibitions tell the story of Atlanta's people from Indian settlements to the Olympic Games in this newest addition to the Atlanta History Center. The museum houses permanent exhibitions on Atlanta's history, the Civil War and Southern folk arts, as well as regularly changing exhibitions on topics relating to Georgia and the South. The building itself features native materials and is reminiscent of an early train station, evoking the city's beginnings as a transportation center.
    HOURS: 10 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday, 12 to 5:30 Sunday.

    ADMISSION: $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 children 6-17, members and children under 6 free. Admission to Swan House and Tullie Smith Farm is $1 extra.

    Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Rd, Atlanta 30305.

    Directions: Take I-75 north from Atlanta and exit east onto West Paces Ferry Rd.

    Phone: 404-814-4000

    Website: http://www.atlhist.org

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    Georga State Capitol

    by Tom_Fields Written May 18, 2005

    A Renaissance-style building with a gold-plated dome, this is one of the more attractive state capitol buildings. Opened July 4, 1889. Historical markers commemorate the 1865 Battle of Atlanta.

    Address: Capitol Square, Atlanta, GA 30334

    Phone: 404/656-2844

    The Georgia State Capitol Statue of local politician Thomas Watson Plaque commemorates the Battle of Atlanta
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    Georgia State Capitol Building

    by tafurojo Written Jan 12, 2004

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    Walking around Atlanta and taking pictures was a pleasant suprise. This is the State Capitol building.

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