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Photo 2: North Carolina State Capitol, House of Representatives.
[Graphic] Photo 2 with link to higher quality photo.
(North Carolina Division of Archives and History, State Capitol)

Photo 3: North Carolina State Capitol, Senate Chamber. [Graphic] Photo 3 with link to higher quality photo.
(North Carolina Division of Archives and History, State Capitol)

Drawing 2: North Carolina State Capitol, second and third floor plans. [Graphic] Drawing 2a with link to higher quality drawing.
(North Carolina Division of Archives and History, State Capitol)

[Graphic] Drawing 2b with link to higher quality drawing.
(North Carolina Division of Archives and History, State Capitol)

The House of Representatives chamber housed the 120-member House from 1840 to 1961. The semicircular seating plan is based on the design of a Greek amphitheater. The Senate chamber housed the Senate from 1840 to 1961. The room's details are modeled after a famous temple in Athens, Greece.

Questions for Photo 2, Photo 3, and Drawing 2

1. What architectural features found on the exterior of the building are also found in the interior?

2. Match up the rooms in the photos with the rooms labeled on the plan. Describe how you think these rooms were used by the legislators.

* The images on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 2, Photo 3, Drawing 2 (second floor), and Drawing 2 (third floor), but be aware that each file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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