The Intriguing History Of Charleston's Capitol Building

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Hi, Nick Husson here. I'm a huge fan of the local area and love learning as much as I can about its history. That's something that many Husson's Pizza fans don't know about me, but there're few things I love more than pizza and intriguing historical facts.

For example, did you know that our capital building in Charleston has a very intriguing history, including multiple fires? Let's take a break from pizza talk for a while and take a look into why our capital building was built three separate times.

The Trouble With Fire

Our first capitol building was built in 1885 but burned to the ground 36 years later in 1921. Although it appears no one was hurt, there was a lot of panic due to the heavy cases of ammunition stored on the top floor!

After being rebuilt, the new capitol building lasted only six years before it burned down again in 1927! The causes of both fires are under heavy debate but the damage had been done.

Unfortunately, it cost around $10 million dollars (during the height of the Great Depression) to finish the third and final capitol building in 1932. Thankfully, this one hasn't burned down yet.

There's More!

At Husson's Pizza, we've delivered to the capitol building and we've always been in awe at how huge it is against Charleston's skyline. It stands an incredible 292 feet high, making it one of the most visually impressive sights in the city. Just how big is it?

Interestingly enough, it's actually taller than our national Capitol building in Washington D.C.! If you're interested in learning more local history like this straight from the horse's mouth, either swing by for pizza and good conversation with me or contact us to make an order.

We're huge on family and the local community and we can teach you more about your area while we cook a pizza you'll never forget. Hope to see you soon!

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