Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, VA Photos

The Virginia State Capitol (1785-88) in Richmond, VA was designed by Thomas Jefferson with the aid of French architect Charles Clérisseau while Jefferson served as ambassador to France. The building is modeled after the Maison Carrée in Nimes, France. This building also served as the capitol of the Confederate States under Jefferson Davis.

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Steps up Virginia State Capitol Square. Richmond, VA.Portico of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Senate wing of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Virginia State Capitol was modeled on the Maison Carrée in Nimes, France. Richmond, VA.
Steps up Virginia State Capitol Square. Richmond, VA.Portico of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Senate wing of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Virginia State Capitol (1785-88) was modeled on the Maison Carrée in Nimes, France. Richmond, VA. Architect: Thomas Jefferson & Charles Clérisseau. On National Register.
Lamp stand at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.North facade of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.House wing of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Virginia State Capitol with Richmond skyline. Richmond, VA.
Lamp stand at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.North facade of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.House wing of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Virginia State Capitol with Richmond skyline. Richmond, VA.
White marble statue of George Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdon in rotunda of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Detail of George Washington statue made from life by Houdon in rotunda of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Detail of George Washington statue by Houdon in Virginia State Capitol is most accurate likeness known. Richmond, VA.Rotunda of Virginia State Capitol with busts of Virginian American Presidents. Richmond, VA.
White marble statue of George Washington (1785) by Jean-Antoine Houdon in rotunda of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA. Detail of George Washington statue made from life by Houdon in rotunda of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Detail of George Washington statue by Houdon in Virginia State Capitol is most accurate likeness known. Richmond, VA.Rotunda of Virginia State Capitol with busts of Virginian American Presidents. Richmond, VA.
Rotunda of Virginia State Capitol with dome & Washington statue. Richmond, VA.Interior of Virginia State Capitol dome. Richmond, VA.Details of Virginia State Capitol dome interior. Richmond, VA.Virginia State Seal in ceiling of Capitol rotunda. Richmond, VA.
Rotunda of Virginia State Capitol with dome & Washington statue. Richmond, VA.Interior of Virginia State Capitol dome. Richmond, VA.Details of Virginia State Capitol dome interior. Richmond, VA.Virginia State Seal in ceiling of Capitol rotunda. Richmond, VA.
Thomas Jefferson bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.James Madison bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.James Monroe bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.William Henry Harrison bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Thomas Jefferson bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.James Madison bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.James Monroe bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.William Henry Harrison bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
John Tyler bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Zachary Taylor bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Woodrow Wilson bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Marquis de Lafayette bust by Jean Houdon in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
John Tyler bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Zachary Taylor bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Woodrow Wilson bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Marquis de Lafayette bust (1785) by Jean Houdon in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Old Hall of the House of Delegates Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Statues of Virginia notables line Old Hall of the House of Delegates Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.General Robert E. Lee statue by Rudulph Evans in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Facial detail of Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Old Hall of the House of Delegates Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Statues of Virginia notables line Old Hall of the House of Delegates Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.General Robert E. Lee statue by Rudulph Evans in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Facial detail of Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson bust by Bryant Baker in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.General J.E.B. Stuart bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Explorer Meriwether Lewis bust by John A. Lanzalotti in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson bust by Bryant Baker in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.General J.E.B. Stuart bust in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Explorer Meriwether Lewis bust by John A. Lanzalotti in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Texas liberator Sam Houston bust by F. William Sievers in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Revolution leader Richard Henry Lee bust by Bryant Baker in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Declaration of Rights author George Mason bust by Chester Beach in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Revolution leader Patrick Henry bust by F. William Sievers in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Texas liberator Sam Houston bust by F. William Sievers in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Revolution leader Richard Henry Lee bust by Bryant Baker in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Declaration of Rights author George Mason bust by Chester Beach in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Revolution leader Patrick Henry bust by F. William Sievers in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Senate chamber of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Senate chamber of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Adoption of Virginia Declaration of Rights in Williamsburg on June 12, 1776, painting by Jack Clifton Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.First Legislature in New World in Jamestown on July 30 - Aug. 4, 1618, under Governor Sir George Yeardley painting by Jack Clifton Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Senate chamber of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Senate chamber of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Adoption of Virginia Declaration of Rights in Williamsburg on June 12, 1776, painting by Jack Clifton Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.First Legislature in New World in Jamestown on July 30 - Aug. 4, 1618, under Governor Sir George Yeardley painting by Jack Clifton Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
House chamber of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Dias of House chamber of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Old Senate hall of Virginia State Capitol with paintings of storming of Yorktown & arrival of ships bringing settlers to Jamestown. Richmond, VA.Storming of Yorktown painting by Louis Eugene Lami at Virginia State Capitol Old Senate Hall. Richmond, VA.
House chamber of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Dias of House chamber of Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Old Senate hall of Virginia State Capitol with paintings of storming of Yorktown & arrival of ships bringing settlers to Jamestown. Richmond, VA.Storming of Yorktown (Oct. 14, 1781) painting (1840) by Louis Eugene Lami at Virginia State Capitol Old Senate Hall. Richmond, VA.
First English Settlers at Jamestown painting by Griffith Baily Coale at Virginia State Capitol Old Senate Hall. Richmond, VA.Jefferson Room at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by George Catlin after painting by Thomas Sully at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Portrait of George Mason at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
First English Settlers at Jamestown (1607) painting (1949) by Griffith Baily Coale at Virginia State Capitol Old Senate Hall. Richmond, VA.Jefferson Room at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Portrait of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) by George Catlin after painting by Thomas Sully at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Portrait of George Mason at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Portrait of Colonel George Rogers Clark commander of Virginia troops at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Henry Clay painting by Edward Peticolas after John Neagle original at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Detail of Henry Clay portrait by Peticolas after Neagle at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Virginia State seal at Capitol Square pavement. Richmond, VA.
Portrait of Colonel George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) commander of Virginia troops (1778) at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Henry Clay (1777-1852) painting (c1840s) by Edward Peticolas after John Neagle original at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Detail of Henry Clay portrait by Peticolas after Neagle at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Virginia State seal at Capitol Square pavement. Richmond, VA.
Fountain & rose bushes on Virginia State Capitol Square. Richmond, VA.Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson statue by John H. Foley at Virginia State Capitol grounds. Richmond, VA.Bell Tower on Virginia State Capitol grounds was guard tower used to call local defenders during Civil War. Richmond, VA.Bell Tower at Virginia State Capitol now Virginia Travel Information Center. Richmond, VA.
Fountain & rose bushes on Virginia State Capitol Square. Richmond, VA.Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson statue (1875) by John H. Foley at Virginia State Capitol grounds. Richmond, VA.Bell Tower (1824) on Virginia State Capitol grounds was guard tower used to call local defenders during Civil War. Richmond, VA. On National Register.Bell Tower (1824) at Virginia State Capitol now Virginia Travel Information Center. Richmond, VA.
Cupola & bell of Bell Tower at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Equestrian statue of George Washington Monument by Thomas Crawford at Virginia State Capitol grounds. Richmond, VA.Virginia Governor's Mansion where three Presidents have lived: Monroe, Tyler, William Henry Harrison. Richmond, VA.
Cupola & bell of Bell Tower (1824) at Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.Equestrian statue of George Washington (1858) Monument by Thomas Crawford at Virginia State Capitol grounds. Richmond, VA. On National Register. Virginia Governor's Mansion where three Presidents have lived: Monroe, Tyler, William Henry Harrison. Richmond, VA.

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