capitol landmark 1Gov. Phil Bryant gives his keynote remarks as Lt. Gov. Reeves, Speaker Gunn, Sen. Burton (not pictured), and Rep. Snowden look on.

The U.S. Department of Interior recently named the Mississippi State Capitol as a National Historic Landmark. A designation ceremony was recently held in the state capitol rotunda.

Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Speaker Philip Gunn, President Pro Tem of the Senate Terry Burton, Speaker Pro Tem of the House Greg Snowden, and Superintendent of the Natchez National Historical Park Kathleen Bond of the National Park Service spoke at designation ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda.

The "new" State Capitol was built in a three-year construction program led by then Governor A.H. Longino at the turn of the 20th century.