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Old Mississippi State Capitol
Description: This image shows the rear facade of the Old Mississippi State Capitol. This is an example of Greek Revival architecture. The building served as the capitol building from 1839 to 1903 and was restored in 1959-1960. It is a national historical landmark, currently housing the Mississippi State Historical Museum, and is also known as the Old Capitol Museum or the Old State Capitol. In 1890, this was the site of the enactment of a system of disenfranchisement of blacks by the State Constitution, after which other southern states modeled their own systems. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV101_B01F07_532
Subjects: Capitols--Mississippi; National Register of Historic Places; columns (architectural elements); arches; Greek Revival
Places: Jackson (Mississippi); 100 N. State St.