Massachusetts State House

Massachusetts State House

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The Massachusetts State House is the state capitol of Massachusetts. It is located on Beacon Hill in downtown Boston, and is the oldest building in that area. The Massachusetts government was originally held in the old State House, located at the corner of King and State Streets. After the American Revolution, however, a new building was needed to have enough room for the expanding government. The State House was completed on January 11, 1798. The successful local architect, Charles Bulfinch, designed the original red brick building with an elevated portico and Corinthian columns. The dome was made out of wood shingles, but, due to water leaks, was later covered with copper in 1802. In 1861, it was gilded with 23 karat gold leaf. The pinecone atop the dome symbolizes the importance of the forests in Massachusetts. In the late 19th century, the yellow-colored annex was added to the State House. In 1917, the white marble wings were added. Model by Noel Nemcik. #Beacon_Hill #Boston #Charles_Bulfinch #gold_dome #MA #Massachusetts #Massachusetts_Capitol #Massachusetts_Government #Massachusetts_State_House #New_State_House
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