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The Capitol building of today is not the original building constructed by Stephen Button in 1847. Tragically, the structure burned after standing for only 2 years. Reconstructed in 1850 in Greek Revival style, it still stands today as the center section of the present Capitol building. Visitors can still view the original governor's suite, house chamber, and senate chamber, restored to authentically replicate the original construction's look. Wings were added in the late 1800's and early 1900's which give the Capitol it's now familiar look. The house chamber was the site of the Alabama Legislature's decision to secede from the Union. Confederate President Jefferson Davis was inaugurated on the grand front porch in February of 1861. A bronze star marks the location where he pledged to lead the fledgling nation.

Location: Dexter Ave, Montgomery Alabama Telephone 334-242-3935

Other History nearby:
(Montgomery) Alabama Department of Archives, History
(Montgomery) Alabama State Capitol
(Montgomery) Alabama War Memorial
(Evergreen) Booker's Mill
(Opelika) Brownfield House
(Union Springs) Bullock County Courthouse

07/20 Coming to The Montgomery area
Ozark Crawdad and Music Festival Ozark AL April20 This family & pet friendly festival is FREE to the public and features Great Live Music, Wonderful Foods, Arts & Craft Vendors, Children's Activity Area, Sonic's Popular Hotdog Eating Contest, the Crawdad 5k Run, Walk, or Crawl and much more!
Mountain Brook Spring Art Show Mountain Brook AL April20 Up to one hundred local member artists will display original artwork for sale in an outdoor setting in quaint Mountain Brook near Crestline Village. Artwork available will range in size from minis to extra large canvases and all price ranges. Jazz band will be featured and food will be available at field.
Inman Park Spring Festival Atlanta GA April27-28 During the last weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta's most spirited and eclectic. Highlights include: Atlanta's biggest Street Market, A juried Arts and Crafts Show, The city's quirkiest and most colorful Parade, The Tour of Homes, Live music, A Dance Festival, Children's Activities, Food and beverages.
Powers' Festival Newnan GA April27-28 Powers Festival supplies the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment.
Cotton Pickin' Fair Gay GA May4-5 Features Jewelery, Pottery, Quilts, Clothing, Sculpture, Catfish, Antiques, Jams, Jellies, Flowers and Woodcarving.
Shaky Knees Music Festival Atlanta GA May4-5 The two-day festival will feature many bands across three outdoor stages as well as local food trucks, artisans and vendors