November 10, 2014 – Delaware State Capitol and First State National Monument (a non-RV Post)

First State Heritage Park (Old State Capitol – a), Dover, DE – 2014-11-10

The Old State House was the first permanent capitol building in Dover, Delaware. Begun in 1787 and completed by May 1791, this Georgian-style structure was originally home to both state and Kent County governments. Over the course of 140 years of continuous governmental use, number of structural and stylistic changes radically altered its original 18th century appearance, including painting the exterior bricks gray and Victorian-style remodeling in 1873. The Old State House was restored to its original appearance as part of Delaware’s bicentennial celebration in 1976.

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