Old State Capitol, Lexington, Kentucky (Constructed 1830)
Yet another winner of a nineteenth century architectural competition (around 1827), Gideon Shyrock (1802-1880) designed the Greek Revival period state capitol building in his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. The state edifice was finished in 1830, costing roughly $85,000.
Born in Lexington, Shyrock also studied in his hometown at the Lancastrian Academy and went on to apprentice for one year with William Strickland (1788-1854), the eminent Philadelphia architect. He went on design a number of important buildings in the Midwestern/southern states.
While the building stopped being used as the primary capitol building in 1904, the building still serves the public as a museum to the younger years of state government and as an exhibit hall.