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General Information

Beginning of works: 1795
Completion: 1798
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Dome
Function / usage: Parliament building
Architectural style: Federal

Awards and Distinctions

Location

Location: , , ,
Coordinates: 42° 21' 30.80" N    71° 3' 49.65" W
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Chronology

4 July 1795

The cornerstone is laid by Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.

11 January 1798

The original building is completed.

1802

The dome is sheathed in copper to prevent water leakage.

1872

The dome is gilded with 23-carat gold.

1895

The House of Representatives' oval chamber is added behind the original building. The meeting chamber used until then under Bulfinch's dome becomes the Senate Chamber.

1917

The Wings of the State House are added on the left and right of the original building.

1990

The Great Hall is added behind the House of Representatives.

Notes

The Massachusetts State House has served as model for the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., and as inspiration for many of the other state capitols built subsequently.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20010336
  • Published on:
    21/09/2003
  • Last updated on:
    01/10/2019