A History of the West Virginia Capitol: The House of State

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Even though the West Virginia Capitol deviated from the design of legendary architect Cass Gilbert, the iconic building is still considered a masterpiece. The full story of the Capitol is filled with twists and turns, from the fortunate fire that burned its predecessor to the tug of war between Wheeling and Charleston for the designation of state capital. Revisit the to-gild-or-not-to-gild debate that raged around the construction of the Capitol's signature crown, which once was in danger of collapsing on itself or toppling in heavy winds. Join Charleston author Jim Wallace for this captivating account of West Virginia's architectural jewel.
ISBN: 9781609496913
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: West Virginia
Series: Landmarks
Images: 75
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jim Wallace is senior counsel for public relations at TSG Consulting in Charleston. He was the Charleston Daily Mail's statehouse reporter and news director of WV Public Radio. He was also news director of WWVA / WOVK radio and then public radio's Northern Panhandle Bureau chief.
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