The North Carolina House of Representatives held its legislative session today in the old State Capitol building to commemorate the 220th anniversary of the Assembly’s first meeting in the State House.
Representative Tom Murry offered a resolution to honor the anniversary of the first session held after the Assembly authorized the Constitutional Convention to build a permanent State capital in 1787. The building began construction in 1792 and was nearing completion for the inaugural session held on December 30, 1794.
“Our members enjoy the opportunity to revisit an important part of the General Assembly’s history by holding session in the Capitol,” said Speaker Thom Tillis. “This anniversary serves as an excellent reminder of the many men and women who have served in these halls to make North Carolina the great state it is today.”
To learn more about the Old State Capitol Building in Raleigh (and the buildings that came before it), please read this informative article from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Office of Archives & History.