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Capitols of West Virginia


Jun 20, 1863

First West Virginia capitol in Linsly Institute building

Other events that happened on or around June 20, 1863

Apr 01, 1870

Wheeling ceases to be West Virginia's capital

Dec 04, 1876

The legislature approved the return of the capital to Wheeling and the city presented the state with a new structure

1877

Legislature put place of state capital to vote of people

Other events that happened on or around 1877

1887

Fourth capital building was finished and legislature moved in

Other events that happened on or around 1887

1903

Annex was built across from State Capitol

Other events that happened on or around 1903

Jan 03, 1921

State capitol destroyed by fire

1921

State Capitol Commission was created

Other events that happened on or around 1921

1925

The west wing of the current capitol building was completed

Mar 02, 1927

Temporary wood-frame building, known as the "pasteboard capitol," was destroyed by fire in Charleston

1927

East wing of the State Capitol finished

Jun 20, 1932

Capitol completed and dedicated on West Virginia day

Other events that happened on or around June 20, 1932

1967

The state capitol building annex was torn down

Other events that happened on or around 1967


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