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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Second State Capitol


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Location:
The marker is located in the sidewalk on the west side of 4th Street near Gallatin Street, across from the Vandalia State House.
Latitude:
38.9611
Longitude:
-89.0948
Dedication Date:
01/01/1954
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
The second state capitol owned by the State was a two-story brick building erected here in 1824, using the walls of the first State Bank which burned January 28, 1823. Abraham Lincoln was a member of the House in the 1834-1835 and 1835-1836 sessions . Vandalia paid one-fifth of the total cost of $15,000. Torn down in 1836, the salvage was used in the third capitol building.
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