Richmond Virginia, USA – State Capitol HD Video Tour, August 2012.
Virginia State Capitol HD Video Tour – Richmond, VA.
Thomas Jefferson is credited with the overall design of the Virginia Capitol, together with French architect Charles-Louis Clérisseau. The design was modeled after the Maison Carrée at Nîmes in southern France, an ancient Roman temple. The only other state to accurately copy an ancient model is the Vermont State House.
The Building was completed in 1788 and is over 215 years old. The current Capitol is the eighth built to serve as Virginia’s state house, primarily due to fires during the Colonial period. In the early 20th century, two wings were added, leading to its present appearance. In 1960, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. It is one of only eleven capitols in the United States without an external dome.