The Declaration of Independence, along with the Constitution, were adopted and drafted inside of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The name of the building was originally the Pennsylvania State House, but the name Independence Hall was given to the building after the birth of the nation happened virtually inside its walls.
Independence Hall began its history in 1729 when the building of the hall was approved, long before the Declaration or Constitution were created. Andrew Hamilton led the committee that picked the site and also worked on the design of the building. At the time that the building was created, it was designed in the Georgian style as a statement of the elite culture of the British. There was a great influx of German and Scots Irish immigrants at the time that drove the need to make the superior culture clear.