Celebrating 60 Years!
The North Carolina Legislative Building was the first to be devoted exclusively to legislative activities. Designed by famed architect Edward Durrell Stone in partnership with Holloway & Reeves of Raleigh, the edifice opened in 1963. The 126th General Assembly held its inaugural session in the new building on February 6, 1963.
Stone designed some of America’s most well-known structures, including Radio City Music Hall and Washington’s John F. Kennedy Center, and he incorporated features of these locations, such as brass fixtures and red carpets, into the Legislative Building. Over the years, the building has had necessary updates while devotedly maintaining its mid-century look and feel. That same union of progress and tradition characterizes North Carolina as a whole, making the Legislative Building a true “People’s House”!
On this website dedicated to celebrating the Legislative Building, you will find photos, documents, and other treasures from its history.
More will be added throughout the year, so check back periodically.
“Here then is a building which embodies consensus of the needs and the dreams and the potential of North Carolinians from the Atlantic to the Appalachians.”
The Honorable Terry Sanford
Governor of North Carolina, 1961-1965
The State Legislative Building Commission
Thomas J. White, Chairman, Kinston
Robert F. Morgan Vice Chairman, Shelby
Frank B. Turner, Executive Secretary, Raleigh
Archie K. Davis, Winston-Salem
A.E. Finley, Raleigh
Edwin Gill, Laurinburg
Oliver R. Rowe, Charlotte
Byrd I. Satterfield, Timberlake
Want to join us in celebrating the Legislative Building’s history? Send your experiences, FAQs, and photos to email@example.com
By the Numbers
|Gross Area||260,000 Square Feet|
|Gross Volume||3,210,000 Cubic Feet|
|Heating Load||7,194,000 BTU per Hour|
|Cooling Load||7,440,000 BTU per Hour|
|Steam Capacity||8,000 pounds per Hour|
|Cooling Capacity||620 Tons|
|Connected Electrical||2,309,000 Watts|
Materials Used for Construction
|Concrete||10,500 Cubic yards|
|Steel Reinforcement||2,700,000 pounds|
|Terrazzo||192,000 Square Feet|
|Water Piping||9,350 Linear Feet|
|Waste Piping||5,160 Linear Feet|
|Roof Drainage Piping||10,650 Linear Feet|
|Heating and Cooling Piping||13,840 Linear Feet|
|Ductwork||29,800 Linear Feet|
|Electrical Wires||51.3 Miles|