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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1851/00/00 Alabama State Capitol building is constructed by supervising architect Barachias Holt, 1850 - 1851
1852/02/00 Dorothea Lynde Dix Vocation After a second visit by Dix to the Alabama Legislature, a bill is passed that establishes the Alabama Insane Hospital appropriation of $100,000
1861/02/18 Jefferson Davis Confederate President Jefferson Davis is sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America on the steps of the Confederate National Capitol.
1965/03/25 Joan Baez Protester 25,000 protesters arrive at the foot of the capitol steps on Dexter Ave in the Third Selma to Montgomery March.
1965/03/25 Coretta Scott King Protester 25,000 protesters arrive at the foot of the capitol steps on Dexter Ave in the Third Selma to Montgomery March.
1965/03/25 Martin Luther King Jr Protester 25,000 protesters arrive at the foot of the capitol steps on Dexter Ave in the Third Selma to Montgomery March.

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Particulars for Alabama State Capitol:
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Capitol
Society Civil Rights
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Alabama State Capitol
Registry Address: Goat Hill, E end of Dexter Ave.
Registry Number: 66000152
Resource Type: Building
Owner: State
Architect: Button,Stephen Decatur; et al.
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 9
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1847, 1849, 1861
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Capitol
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-Function: Capitol

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