West Virginia State Capitol

State Capitol

Cass Gilbert, 1932

The State Capitol, as well as its three attached units, were designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert and dedicated on June 20, 1932. The limestone structure is in the Italian Renaissance style. The dome rises 292 feet, four feet higher than the United States Capitol Building. Cass also designed The United States Supreme Court Building, NYC’s Woolworth Building, and the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House, among others. The Capitol Complex is on the National Register of Historic Places, and in addition to being an architectural treasure, is home to many monuments and memorials.

Learn more about the State Capitol Complex here.

WV State Capitol Grounds