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The Greek Revival-styled building in the corner of Gervais and Assembly streets in downtown Columbia is the seat of government of the state of South Carolina.

Completed in 1865, The South Carolina State House has an interesting back story. The first capitol?s original architect was sacked for fraud and thus, the construction was delayed. Not long after, the building was dismantled due to substandard materials. The construction resumed in 1855 but was suspended once more due to Civil War. The capitol was finally finished in 1865.

At present, this 180-feet high capitol with a conical dome houses the legislative chambers of the South Carolina General Assembly. It also contains the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and other executive departments. The capitol was added to the National Historic Landmark list on May 11, 1976.
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