An Early Floor Plan of the State House
Known as the "Columbian Plan," this is the first published floor plan of the State House. It shows the Old Senate and Old House of Delegates Cchambers as the large spaces in the lower right and left, and included a key with descriptions of the various offices in the building. The two small “stair-case” rooms in the center of each side provided access to the galleries in the chambers, offices on the second floor, and the dome.
This drawing served to validate physical evidence uncovered during the restoration of the Old Senate Chamber, including the placement of the visitor's gallery shown as a dotted line in the back of the room, and the number of steps in the raised dais located at the front of the room.