Legislative Hall - Delaware's Capitol Building

Legislative Hall - Delaware's Capitol Building (HMQ5D)

Location: Dover, DE 19901 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 9.404', W 75° 31.201'

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Legislative Hall was dedicated as the state's new capitol building in 1933, replacing The Old State House on The Green. The Senate and the House of Representatives of Delaware's General Assembly meets here. The building also houses the offices of the legislators and the formal office of the Governor. Murals depicting Delaware history, portrait galleries of Delaware's Governors and military heroes, as well as changing exhibits are on display.

The Delaware General Assembly
21 Senators are elected to four-year terms, and 41 Representatives in the House serve two-year terms.
The General Assembly meets most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from the second week of January through the end of June, recessing from February to mid-March.
All sessions are open to the public.

Guided tours of Legislative Hall are provided by the First State Heritage Park on the first Saturday of each month and Monday through Friday throughout the year. The Old State House is also open for daily tours. For scheduled times visit www.destateparks.com/heritagepark or call 302.739.9194

Top left photo
This early 20th century postcard depicts Legislative Hall before the addition of winds on the north and south(1970) and east (1994) sides of the building.

Center photo
Delaware's governors are often inaugurated in front of the west entrance to Legislative Hall, as in this photo of the 1957 inauguration of Governor James Caleb Boggs.

Top right photo
Lord de la Ware of England (standing) addresses the Legislature in 1955. A portrait of his ancestor, after whom Delaware is named, rests in the foreground.

Bottom right photo
Aerial view of the capitol complex in the early 1930s. The Old State House and Kent County Courthouse cupolas are visible at the top right.

HM NumberHMQ5D
Placed ByFirst State Heritage Park
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 455070 N 4334298
Decimal Degrees39.15673333, -75.52001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.404', W 75° 31.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 24.24" N, 75° 31' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 166-198 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd S, Dover DE 19901, US
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