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Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta

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The Georgia State Capitol, in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, is an architecturally and historically significant building. It has been named a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It 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.HistoryThe capitol site was occupied previously by the first Atlanta City Hall. To encourage the state government to relocate the capital city to rapidly growing and industrialized Atlanta from rural Milledgeville, the city donated the site. The first capitol in Louisville no longer stands, while in Augusta and Savannah the legislature met in makeshift facilties, perhaps causing (or caused by) the alternation of those two cities as capital. The legislature also met at other places, including Macon, especially during and just after the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War.
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  • The appearance is still relatively large, in the United States in the state Capitol is not the first grade, mainly the inside of the decoration is too general, office space is not unique. The appearance of the environment is still good, passing words can be seen.
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  • It's fall break and this time we are off to Atlanta GA. First day, expected to be hot for October, we focused on inside locations, starting with the Capitol. Arrived fairly early and found street park...  more »
  • The Georgia State Capitol is a beautiful building and the architecture is gorgeous. On the 4th floor there is a museum where you can learn about Georgia. With no admission fee, it is worth the visit!  more »
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  • I loved my experience here. Incorporating my non profit was so easy. Davincia was a sweetheart 😘
  • Peace to you. Lovely architecture, open and friendly staff, and lots of cool GA history. Both congressiobal houses can be viewed during regular hours, and you get to sign the governor's guestbook
  • Awesome visit really enjoyed saw a lot interesting portraits of different famous people Martin Luther King Jr. For one
  • Stars are for the historical value of a field trip - vital that young people understand the role of the building and its inhabitants...
  • So disappointing... 😞 I haven't been inside the Capitol building in yrs, wanted my granddaughter to see the museum, it's "not there" anymore, only parts of it remain, and it was not as interesting as when I was a child.

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