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Designated as the new Capital of Georgia, the highest point in the city was reserved for the Statehouse Square. In 1805 construction began and The Old Capitol Building became the first public building ever designed in the United States in the Gothic Revival style. . It was here that the delegates voted in favor of joining the Confederate States of America, to the accompaniment of wild celebrations, bonfires, and illuminations on the Statehouse Square. Today, Georgia Military College calls the building home. When visiting Milledgeville, be sure to leave time to tour the ground floor, home to Georgia’s Old Capital Museum.