FIRST -- Urban "Park Without Boundaries" in Delaware - Dover, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 09.459 W 075° 31.213
18S E 455052 N 4334399
Quick Description: One of many historical markers in Dover, Delaware.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 3/30/2022 3:27:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM15ZE6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "Legislative Hall was dedicated as the state's new capitol building in 1933, replacing The Old State House on The Green. The Senate and the House of Representatives of Delaware's General Assembly meets here. The building also houses the offices of the legislators and the formal office of the Governor. Murals depicting Delaware history, portrait galleries of Delaware's Governors and military heroes, as well as changing exhibits are on display.
The Delaware General Assembly

21 Senators are elected to four-year terms, and 41 Representatives in the House serve two-year terms.
The General Assembly meets most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from the second week of January through the end of June, recessing from February to mid-March.
All sessions are open to the public.

Guided tours of Legislative Hall are provided by the First State Heritage Park on the first Saturday of each month and Monday through Friday throughout the year. The Old State House is also open for daily tours. For scheduled times visit or call 302.739.9194

Top left photo
This early 20th century postcard depicts Legislative Hall before the addition of winds on the north and south(1970) and east (1994) sides of the building.
Center photo
Delaware's governors are often inaugurated in front of the west entrance to Legislative Hall, as in this photo of the 1957 inauguration of Governor James Caleb Boggs.

Top right photo
Lord de la Ware of England (standing) addresses the Legislature in 1955. A portrait of his ancestor, after whom Delaware is named, rests in the foreground.

Bottom right photo
Aerial view of the capitol complex in the early 1930s. The Old State House and Kent County Courthouse cupolas are visible at the top right."
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