Old State House Historical

Old State House Historical (HM1WLQ)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 12.031', W 84° 52.58'

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Kentucky's third capitol on this site was built in 1827-29 of Kentucky River marble. The two previous capitols were destroyed by fire. Gideon Shryock of Lexington, one of the state's most distinguished architects, designed the building which introduced Greek Revival style to Kentucky. Its most outstanding feature is the self-supporting stone circular stairway. Joel Scott, keeper of penitentiary, invented a wire saw to cut the rough stone to expedite construction. This building, Shryock's masterpiece, served as seat of government for eighty years until completion of New Capitol in 1909.

Daniel Boone and wife Rebecca lay in state here in 1845 before their re-internment in Frankfort. Only state capitol in U.S. captured by Confederate forces, November 1862. Governor William Goebel assassinated here January 30, 1900. Home of the Kentucky Historical Society since 1920; restored 1973-75. Extensive museum - open to public.
Year Placed1975
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation
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Date Added Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 685953 N 4230194
Decimal Degrees38.20051667, -84.87633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.031', W 84° 52.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 1.86" N, 84° 52' 34.8" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 241-285 KY-420, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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