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for The State Vol. 28 Issue 22, Apr 1961
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Encompassing nearly two city blocks and costing upwards of $5 million dollars, the new state house of North Carolina will house the General Assembly, beginning in 1963. Designed by New York architect, Edward Durell Stone, North Carolina is the first state to own its own capitol building specifically designed for use by the legislature.
Sold on 7 August 1753, Lord Granville of the Carolina Colony sold 98,985 acres of land to the Moravians for their new settlement. The Moravians put down 500 pounds sterling towards the land and paid an annual rent through 1788 of 150 pounds. The quit-rents were purchased in 1788 for 1,000 pounds, transferring ownership of the Wachovia tract to the Moravians.