Celebrating 50 Years of the Legislative Building

The Legislative Building under construction circa 1960-1963. Image from the N.C. Museum of History's collection

In just a few weeks we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Legislative Building on Jones Street in downtown Raleigh. The General Assembly moved into that building for the 1963 session after meeting in the State Capitol on Union Square since 1840.

In celebration of the anniversary, the N.C. Museum of History has designed an ornament of the building. Since 1983, the Museum of History has released a new ornament annually as part of a series. The series focuses on North Carolina state buildings, symbols and geographical locations. Past ornaments have depicted the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Wright Flyer, Elizabeth II and other state landmarks.

This year's ornament of the Legislative Building This year's ornament of the Legislative Building

 

The Department of Cultural Resources has a number of other resources related to the history of the Legislative Building and the General Assembly more broadly, including:

For more information on the Legislative Building, visit the website of the General Assembly.

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