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Dover, Delaware capitol

Delaware

Admission to the Union Sequence in Admission Sequence in Capitols I Have Visited
December 7, 1787 1st admitted 22nd visited

Photographed May 24, 2019.

On my return drive to Rhode Island from Delaware in May 2019, I stopped in Dover to see my first new state capitol in nearly four years. Because of its design, a person might think Legislative Hall has been around since the 1700s. However, it was actually built in the 1930s in the Colonial Revival style. The statehouse that was used prior to its construction is now a museum.

I was alone on this journey, but after I struck up a conversation with my impressive tour guide I asked if she would be willing to step outside to take my photograph for documentation. If I recall, posing with the Legislative Hall sign was her idea.

Photographed May 24, 2019.
Photographed May 24, 2019.

The halls of Legislative Hall struck me as more narrow and compact than other capitols, possibly due to its Colonial Revival design. I liked the shade of green in its paint scheme.

The chamber of the Delaware State Senate. Unfortunately, a lot of my pictures from this trip came out hazy despite me cleaning the camera lens, and I am not sure why.

Photographed May 24, 2019.

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