On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Burning of the West Virginia State Capitol

On January 3, 1921, the State Capitol in Charleston was destroyed by fire.

Learn more:
West Virginia Inspection Bureau Report, 1921. Ms2003- 005
Photographs of the Capitols of West Virginia
Video Clip     (not available at present)
Document-Based Questions

On This Day in West Virginia History: January

West Virginia Archives and History