The Alabama State Capitol Building - West Elevation - White - Framed & Mounted Print

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This State Capitol, which for a time served as the Capitol of the Confederacy, was built in 1851 to replace the Capitol of 1847 which was destroyed by fire soon after its completion. While an appointed committee of two men looked after the construction of this building, no doubt, the capitol which previously burned,and which was designed by Mr. Nichols, an Englishman, then of Philadelphia, had a strong influence in both plan and elevation of the present building. The mass of the Confederate Capitol is very well proportioned and suited to the hill upon which it was constructed. The original plan of the building, as shown in the drawings, is rather simple and direct. The Senate and the House, today still occupy the same rooms as originally intended with slight alterations. The Superior Court Room, however, has been moved further back to an extension of the same wing. The most marked features of the plan, however, are the main stair hall and the rotunda. In the main stair hall we find one of the few existing double circular stairs of ambitious public character. The rotunda, while not large, is very well proportioned to the size of the building, and to the Senate and House chambers. The elevation is of exquisite design, having a very interesting dome and a dome drum of distinction. The capitals of the portico columns are of unique design.

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