New State House. Here's the gold domed building that's sure to please any political buff.
Historic info: New, as in built in 1798, directly across from Boston Common. The land was once owned by John Hancock, the first elected Governor of 'the Bay State'. That gold dome was originally made out of wood shingles and is now actually copper covered by 23k gold. In the House of Representatives chambers, a wooden codfish is hung to signify the importance of the fishing industry for the commonwealth.
State House - at the entrance to Boston Commons, on Beacon Street, you can't help but see the beautiful gold-domedState House. Designed by Charles Bulfinch, it dates back to 1795 with the gold leaf added in 1874. Many historical documents are housed here, among them the original Massachusetts constitution which is the nation's oldest.
Massachusetts State House
The Massachusetts State House, located on Beacon Street, was designed by Charles Bulfinch. Samuel Adams laid the cornerstone in 1795. It was completed on January 11, 1798, and was acclaimed as one of the more magnificent buildings in the country. Now it is the seat of the Massachusetts state government and is the oldest building on Beacon Hill.
The new State House, located on Beacon Hill, was designed by Charles Bulfinch. It was built in 1795 on and the gold dome is 23 1/2 carat gold leaf covering the original copper placed there by Paul Revere.
The modern state house dates from 1798 and sits on the northern end of Boston Commons. Guided tours are available.
The State House was opened in 1798. It is a beautiful building with a 23-carat Gold Dome which shines in the sun.
State House tours are free & take place between 10:00am to 4:00pm weekdays.
Located across from Boston Common at the top of Beach Hill.
The state house is an interesting building to check out due to it's gold dome roof. We didn't go inside.
This magnificent building houses the executive and legislative branches of the Massachusetts government. It was completed in 1798, and is an example of a Bullfinch design.
More than just a glimmering dome, the State House is the center of Massachusetts government and politics. It's located on the Beacon Hill side of Boston Commons. Check out the night picture also.
The new State House is located on the hill across from a park, and is topped by a spectacular guilded dome.
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