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West Virginia State Capitol

1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston WV United States

Construction Dates
Floor Count3
Building Uses
 - capitol building
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - dome
Architectural Style
 - beaux arts
 - italianate
 - neo-classical
 - limestone
 - gold
 - marble

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire292 ft

- The 23 karat gold-leafed dome is the largest state captiol dome in the country. It is five feet higher than the dome of the United States Capitol.
- Limestone pillars support Roman Corinthian porticos at the north and south entrances. Brass and copper doors beneath each portico are decorated with elm, hickory, beech and maple leaves representing West Virginia's native hardwood trees.
- The West Virginia State Capitol is constructed of a steel frame faced with buff limestone and marble in a Beaux-Arts, Italian Renaissance style.

Architect: Cass Gilbert

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