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Throwback Thursday

May 15, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The Capitol


In 1928, Colonial Williamsburg began reconstruction of the Capitol that stands in Williamsburg today. Based on the one originally built by Henry Cary, who also built the College of William and Mary’s Wren Building, it is the third Capitol to stand on the site. The new Capitol was dedicated with a ceremonial meeting of the General Assembly on February 24, 1934. Since that time, the legislators have reassembled for a day every other year in the tall brick building at the east end of Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.

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