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Home > California > Benicia > Benicia State Capitol, First & G Streets, Benicia, Solano County, CA



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B&W Photos
Historic American Buildings Survey Third Building Occupied As State Capitol (built In 1852)
HB113845
Historic American Buildings Survey Third Building Occupied As State Capitol (built In 1852)
Historic American Buildings Survey View From Southeast (third Building Occupied As State Capitol)
HB113846
Historic American Buildings Survey View From Southeast (third Building Occupied As State Capitol)
Historic American Buildings Survey Robert W
HB113847
Historic American Buildings Survey Robert W
West Side And South Front
HB113848
West Side And South Front
South Front And East Side
HB113849
South Front And East Side
Interior, Assembly Room, Looking Northwest
HB113850
Interior, Assembly Room, Looking Northwest
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HB113851
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HB113852
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HB113853
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HB113854
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HB113855
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HB113856
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Item Title


Location
First & G Streets, Benicia, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1188
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-141).
Building/structure dates: 1852 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1956 subsequent work
Significance: This Greek Revival-style brick and sandstone structure served as the California State Capitol between February, 1853, and February, 1854, when the capital was moved back to Sacramento. Thereafter, the structure remained the Solano County courthouse until 1858 and served at various times as the city hall, public library, fire department, and grammar school, in addition to housing many informal civic functions. It was thoroughly restored by the state in 1956-57 and has been maintained since then as a museum.

Subjects
Government Officials
Legislators
Capitols


Related Names
Rider, S. A.
Houghton, J. Franklin


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey THIRD BUILDING OCCUPIED AS STATE CAPITOL (Built in 1852)
2. Historic American Buildings Survey VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST (Third Building Occupied as State Capitol)
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Robert W. Kerrigan, Photographer Photo - ca. 1936 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST (Third Building Occupied as State Capitol)
4. WEST SIDE AND SOUTH FRONT
5. SOUTH FRONT AND EAST SIDE
6. INTERIOR, ASSEMBLY ROOM, LOOKING NORTHWEST
7. SHEET 1. PLOT PLAN, INDEX, GENERAL NOTES
8. SHEET 2. PLAN OF FIRST FLOOR
9. SHEET 3. PLAN OF SECOND FLOOR
10. SHEET 4. NORTH AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS
11. SHEET 5. EAST ELEVATION
12. SHEET 7. LONGITUDINAL SECTION


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