Kentucky Old State Capitol
Leslie McWhorter gave a tour of the Old Capitol building in Frankfort. The Old State House was constructed from 1827 to 1830 to… read more
Leslie McWhorter gave a tour of the Old Capitol building in Frankfort. The Old State House was constructed from 1827 to 1830 to replace two previous structures on the site that had burned, the first in 1813 and the second in 1824, and served as the capitol until 1910. It was the first major work of native Kentuckian, Gideon Shryock, which introduced Greek-Revival architecture to the United States west of the Appalachian Mountains. This was the only pro-Union state capitol occupied by the Confederate army during the Civil War.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) on their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” were in Frankfort, Kentucky, on March 28-31 and August 1-3, 2011, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Frankfort Plant Board local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
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