A Brief History of the State Capitol's Construction
The Delaware Legislative Hall is a resplendent building located in the capital city of Dover. It is the seat of the Delaware government and houses the offices and chambers of the state's General Assembly. The Delaware State House, which is located opposite the Legislative Hall was originally the capitol building of the state until the early 19th century. The State House was constructed between 1787 and 1791 and shared its premises with the Kent County government. Then during the Great Depression of 1931, the Legislative Hall was commissioned to be built under the stewardship of Governor C. Douglas Buck. This acrylic fridge magnet souvenir of the Legislative Hall is indeed a great way to recollect your treasured memories of your trip to United States.
What You Can Expect To See At the Legislative Hall
The Legislative Hall has become an important tourist landmark owing to its architectural superiority and magnificence. Apart from its impressive decor and design, the building also boasts of an extensive collection of portraits of the state's many governors, both past as well as present. Portraits of other luminaries, including political and military figures such as Henry Clay Conrad, Samuel Francis Du Pont, John Wales, James A Bayard the elder and Bradford B Barnes are also displayed with great pride along the building's halls and corridors.
The Architecture of the Legislative Hall
The spectacular structure was the brainchild of architect E. William Martin and took two years to build. Although the building was officially completed in 1933, further additions and alterations including the north and south wings were included between 1965 and 1970. Two additional wings were added to the east side of the building in 1994 in an effort to expand the office space for staff and legislators. Further renovations took place between 1995 and 1997, which included an overhaul of the House and Senate chambers along with improvements to the cafeteria, lobby and numerous other offices.