The Georgia State Capitol
The Georgia State Capitol building is a significant building that has built history. This building is locate in Atlanta, Georgia on Washington Street SW. The 4-story structure was built 172 years ago in 1889 after the American Campaign of the American Civil War. It was designed by architects Willoughby J. Edbrooke and Franklin Pierce Burnham, constructed by Miles and Horne, and sculptured by George Crouch. Georgia’s own marble, steel, iron, gold and wood with Indiana limestone were used in the making of the Capitol. At the top stands a round gold dome made with a 2,000 pound statue at the tip top of Ms. Freedom (replicated from the Statue of Liberty Memorial) holding a sword and torch which shows respect to the death of war.
The Capitol was named “The National Historic Landmark” in 1977 because it houses many memories of historical figures and events from Georgia. Some of the many well-known figures that are presented there are the first governor that worked from the Capitol, General John B. Gordon, President Jimmy Carter, Martin Luther King, Jr., the founder of Georgia, James Oglethorpe, and one of the state important political figures, Thomas E. Watson. In the Capitol, there is a ton of issues being taken care of to help Georgia become a better place in all areas like politics, education, health care and so on. The current Governor in office is Nathan Deal and his responsibility is to sign bills into law, be the commander-in-chief for the Nation Guard and other military forces and hold state legislature sessions. These are all done in the Capitol building.
During my senior year of high school, I got the opportunity to visit the Capitol for the first time as a Key Club Community Service member. I had an amazing experience because I finally got the opportunity to see where all the decisions were made for the state of Georgia. My favorite part was sitting in the different court and conference rooms of where real representatives sit to discuss decisions and vote on laws. If you ever think about visiting Atlanta Georgia, do not leave without visiting and learning about the Georgia State Capitol.
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