PHOTOS: Capitol Square in the snow

Photos by Phil Riggan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Capitol Square grounds in downtown Richmond are beautiful year-round, but it is unique to see the historic Richmond property covered in snow.

The historic Virginia Capitol was designed by Thomas Jefferson with assistance from French architect Charles-Louis Clerisseau. It houses the oldest legislative body in the United States.

It is nationally significant as the first Classical Revival state-capital building constructed in America, and it set the stage for many that followed. Jefferson designed the Capitol while minister to France, and the construction marked the first use of the ancient Roman temple form in a modern public building.

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