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West Virginia State Capitol Building  
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25311

Situated along the Kanawha River, the classical-styled State Capitol was designed by architect Cass Gilbert, who also designed the U.S. Treasury Building and the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. With an exterior of buff Indiana limestone, the State Capitol's 293-foot gold dome that tops the structure is five feet higher than the dome of the U.S. Capitol. The entire dome is gilded in 14 karat gold leaf applied to the copper and lead roof. It is presently the tallest building in West Virginia.

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Charleston Area Attractions

Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center
Train Depot Museum
West Virginia Governor's Mansion
Craik-Patton House
West Virginia State Archives
Clay Center's Avampato Discovery Museum
West Virginia State Capitol Building
Magic Island
Criel Indian Mound
St. Albans Public Library


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