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This Day in Georgia History

July 04, 1889

State Capitol Dedicated

Georgia’s new state capitol was formally dedicated, with the Capitol Commission presenting the new domed building to Governor John B. Gordon. Commissioners had another present. Having been authorized $1,000,000 to build the capitol, they reported that construction came in under budget, so they returned $118.43 to the state treasury. The new capitol was so large that there was room for all three branches of state government, with empty rooms left over.

Image of State Capitol Dedicated View large image
Source: Collection of Ed Jackson