Third State Capitol, Erected in 1836
Image Courtesy of Elaine Shemoney Evans
The marker is located in Vandalia at 315 West Gallatin Street.
The Illinois State Historical Society
The third capitol building owned by the State was restored as a memorial in 1933. It was the capitol from December 3, 1836 to July 4, 1839. Abraham Lincoln was a member of the House during the three sessions of the legislature held in this building, and was the leader in the removal of the capital to Springfield. Stephen A. Douglas was a member of the 1836-1837 session. The Fayette County Courthouse occupied this building 1839-1933.
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