As I continued my statehouse project, I was able to make it back to another state where I lived yet had never been inside the capitol. I spent eight years in North Carolina, just down the road in Durham, but didn’t see this until today:
North Carolina State Capitol. 3 of 50.
Constructed in 1840, the Governor’s office is still here, but it is too small for the Legislature.
Legislative Building, constructed in 1963 one block from the Capitol. The area between them is full of museums and state buildings, with a mall between them allowing views back to the Capitol.
Me inside the Legislative Building. I can’t help but love that nutty ceiling.
Next Statehouse visit: Nevada (scheduled for April 12, 2012)
Previous Statehouse visit: New Mexico