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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

First State Capitol, 1820-1823


Picture:
Image Courtesy of Elaine Shemoney Evans
Location:
The marker is located in Vandalia at the northwest corner of Fifth and Johnson Streets.
Latitude:
38.9598
Longitude:
-89.0962
Dedication Date:
01/01/1900
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
The first capitol building owned by the State was erected on this site. It was a thirty by forty feet two-story frame structure. The Second and Third Illinois General Assemblies met here, the House on the first floor and the Senate on the second. This building was destroyed by fire on December 9, 1823.
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