Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Former State Capitol Building Of Alabama

Former State Capitol Building Of Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
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Look at this beautiful building. It looks as big as the United States Capitol Building in Washington D.C. We toured this capitol and learned that it was here that the articles of confederation of the Confederate States of America was created.
Here's another view of the front with its two upper wrought iron porches.
On the lawn of the old capitol building is a statue of President Jefferson Davis, the one and only president of the Confederate States of America. Read more about this on the plaque below.

April 12, 1865 General Robert E.Lee of the Confederate State of America surrendered to General Ullyses S. Grant at Appomatox Courthouse in Virginia. The reason why the United State flag was raised over the capitol. The south had lost the war and they were once again apart of the United States of America.
This is one of the circular staircases in the capitol building.
Here is a view of the capitol building's beautiful and ornate dome.
A view of one of the old chambers of the state legislature from the visitors' balcony.
The state has restored the chambers to look like the era before the start of the civil war. Notice the brass spittoon on the floral carpet.
And here is a nice potbelly stove to heat one of the chambers.
On the first floor I found a painting of Mississppi's past Governor George Wallace and a painting of George's wife, Lurleen Wallace. Take a look above and below. I don't have fond memories of George Wallace's fight against civil rights in the 1960's.

1 comment:

Denise said...

Such a beautiful building, enjoyed all the photos.