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Old State Capitol, Milledgeville

  • Also Known As: Georgia Military College

  • Address: Greene St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1805/12/00 Jett Thomas Architect State legislature awards a contract to Jett Thomas and John Scott to build a new capitol building at a cost of $60,000.
1807/09/16 Governor of Georgia, Jared Irwin, announces that the next General Assembly can meet in the new State House. General Assembly of Georgia met in Milledgeville from 1807 to 1868.
1825/03/27 Marquis de Lafayette Guest of Honor Lafayette meets Revolutionary War veterans from nearby counties, including the veteran who helped carried him to safety after being wounded at Brandywine. The reunion was followed by a grand fete hosted by the Georgia Governor at the Old Capitol building. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1834/00/00 Joseph Lane Sr Architect South wing is built in 1834. East and west porticoes with granite steps are erected in 1835.
1861/01/16 The Georgia Secession Convention convenes in the State Capitol.
1861/01/19 Alfred Holt Colquitt Signer, representing Baker County Georgia's Secession Convention votes to seceded from the Union. The "Republic of Georgia" joined the Confederate States of America, to the accompaniment of wild celebration and bonfires on Milledgeville's Statehouse Square. Beginning of the American Civil War
1861/01/19 Thomas R R Cobb Signer, representing Jefferson Clarke County Georgia's Secession Convention votes to seceded from the Union. The "Republic of Georgia" joined the Confederate States of America, to the accompaniment of wild celebration and bonfires on Milledgeville's Statehouse Square. Beginning of the American Civil War
1861/01/19 Herschel Vespasian Johnson Signer, representing Jefferson County Georgia's Secession Convention votes to seceded from the Union. The "Republic of Georgia" joined the Confederate States of America, to the accompaniment of wild celebration and bonfires on Milledgeville's Statehouse Square. Beginning of the American Civil War
1864/11/23 Union General William T Sherman and 30,000 Union troops take Milledgeville, the capital of Georgia. After ransacking the statehouse, they will leave a few days later. Sherman's March to the Sea
1894/01/01 Fire destroys most of the interior of the Georgia State Capitol. It is restored by 1 July 1894.
1942/03/00 Fire destroys the Georgia State Capitol. It is rebuilt between 1942 and 1943.

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Particulars for Old State Capitol, Milledgeville:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Capitol
Higher Learning College
Area of Significance Education
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Disposition Reconstructed Property
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 13th May 1970

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Old State Capitol
Registry Address: Greene St.
Registry Number: 70000195
Resource Type: Building
Owner: State
Architect: Thomas,Gen. Jett; Lane,Joseph
Architectural Style: Gothic revival
Area in Acres: 5
Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Structures: 2
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Education, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Reconstructed property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1807, 1879, 1941
Historic Function: Education, Government
Historic Sub-Function: College, Capitol
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: School

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