Massachusetts State Capitol, Boston Photos

The Massachusetts state house building (1798) was designed by Charles Bulfinch who is considered America's first native-born architect & the inventor of the American Federalist style of architecture.

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Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Dome & classical columns of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Golden neoclassical dome of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Cupola atop Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Massachusetts State House (1795-8) (Beacon St.). Boston, MA. Architect: Charles Bulfinch.Dome & classical columns of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Golden neoclassical dome of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Cupola atop Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Georgian-style windows of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Massachusetts State House entrance gates. Boston, MA.Bulfinch entrance of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.One of the original internal columns in Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Georgian-style windows of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Massachusetts State House entrance gates. Boston, MA.Bulfinch entrance of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.One of the original internal columns in Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Stained glass window with early US states seals surrounding that of Massachusetts in State House. Boston, MA.Stained glass window with Massachusetts state seal in State House. Boston, MA.Rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of Pilgrims on the Mayflower in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Stained glass window with early US states seals surrounding that of Massachusetts in State House. Boston, MA.Stained glass window with Massachusetts state seal in State House. Boston, MA.Rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of Pilgrims on the Mayflower in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Mural of Pilgrims on the Mayflower in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of John Eliot Preaching to the Indians in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of John Eliot Preaching to the Indians in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of the Return of the Colors after the Civil War in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Mural of Pilgrims on the Mayflower in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of John Eliot Preaching to the Indians in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of John Eliot Preaching to the Indians in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of the Return of the Colors after the Civil War (December 22, 1865) in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Mural of Battle of Concord Bridge in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of Battle of Concord Bridge in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of the Return of the Colors after the Civil War in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Bronze lion post holding up railing in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Mural of Battle of Concord Bridge (April 19, 1775) in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of Battle of Concord Bridge (April 19, 1775) in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of the Return of the Colors after the Civil War (December 22, 1865) in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Bronze lion post holding up railing in rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Hall leading to rotunda with stairway at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Hall leading to rotunda with murals at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of arguments for justice just outside rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of Paul Revere's ride at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Hall leading to rotunda with stairway at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Hall leading to rotunda with murals at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of arguments for justice just outside rotunda of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of Paul Revere's ride at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Stained glass window with historical seals of the state of Massachusetts in State House. Boston, MA.Stained glass window tracing history of seals of the state of Massachusetts in State House. Boston, MA.Stained glass of current seal with Indian of the state of Massachusetts in State House. Boston, MA.Stained glass of Revolutionary seal of state of Massachusetts in State House. Boston, MA.
Stained glass window with historical seals of the state of Massachusetts in State House. Boston, MA.Stained glass window tracing history of seals of the state of Massachusetts in State House. Boston, MA.Stained glass of current seal with Indian of the state of Massachusetts in State House. Boston, MA.Stained glass of Revolutionary seal of state of Massachusetts in State House. Boston, MA.
Stained glass window with colonist ships Mayflower & Arbella at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of a Massachusetts Civil War troops marching on Baltimore at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of a Massachusetts troops landing in Porto Rico in 1898 at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of a Massachusetts Regiment being decorated by France in WW I outside House chamber in State House. Boston, MA.
Stained glass window with colonist ships Mayflower (Plymouth) & Arbella (Salem) at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of a Massachusetts Civil War troops marching on Baltimore (April 19, 1861) at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of a Massachusetts troops landing in Porto Rico in 1898 at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of a Massachusetts Regiment being decorated by France in WW I outside House chamber in State House. Boston, MA.
House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.House chamber of Massachusetts State House at floor level. Boston, MA.Wooden Codfish representing former prosperity of fishing industry hanging in House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of Bay Colony Charter being landed at Salem by Governor Winthrop in House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.House chamber of Massachusetts State House at floor level. Boston, MA.Wooden Codfish representing former prosperity of fishing industry hanging in House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of Bay Colony Charter being landed at Salem by Governor Winthrop (1630) in House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Mural of Judge Samuel Sewall's act of repentance for the Salem Witchcraft Trials in House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of John Hancock proposing the Bill of Rights to the American Constitution in House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of John Adams, Samuel Adams & James Bowdoin drafting the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 in House chamber of State House. Boston, MA.Mural of revolt of 1689 against autocratic government of Governor Andros in House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Mural of Judge Samuel Sewall's act of repentance for the Salem Witchcraft Trials (1697) in House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of John Hancock proposing the Bill of Rights to the American Constitution (1788) in House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Mural of John Adams, Samuel Adams & James Bowdoin drafting the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 in House chamber of State House. Boston, MA.Mural of revolt of 1689 against autocratic government of Governor Andros in House chamber of Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
New Atrium between wings of Massachusetts State House with flags of the state's cities. Boston, MA.Atrium of Massachusetts State House with city flags. Boston, MA.Bust of George Washington at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Statue of George Washington at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
New Atrium between wings of Massachusetts State House with flags of the state's cities. Boston, MA.Atrium of Massachusetts State House with city flags. Boston, MA.Bust of George Washington at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Statue of George Washington at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Bust of John Adams at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Hallway with portraits of governors at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Portrait of Governor John Hancock at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Bust of Revolutionary War leader John Hancock at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Bust of John Adams at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Hallway with portraits of governors at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Portrait of Governor John Hancock at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Bust of Revolutionary War leader John Hancock at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Bust of Abraham Lincoln at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Portrait of Abraham Lincoln at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Monument to Civil War Army Nurses at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Detail of Civil War Army Nurses monument at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Bust of Abraham Lincoln at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Portrait of Abraham Lincoln at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Monument to Civil War Army Nurses at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Detail of Civil War Army Nurses monument at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Statue of Civil War General Joseph Hooker at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Statue of Horace Mann Father of American Public School System at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Statue of orator Daniel Webster at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Monument gate to black Civil War 54th Regiment at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Statue of Civil War General Joseph Hooker (1814-79) at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Statue of Horace Mann (1796-1859) Father of American Public School System at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Statue (1859) of orator Daniel Webster at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Monument gate (1897) to black Civil War 54th Regiment (aka Robert Gould Shaw Memorial) at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA. Architect: Charles Follen McKim & Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens honors Civil War black 54th Regiment opposite Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Detail of black Union troops on Robert Gould Shaw Memorial sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Mass. state capitol. Boston, MA.Detail of commander Robert Shaw on Robert Gould Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Mass. state capitol. Boston, MA.Detail of black-American Union troops on Robert Gould Shaw Memorial sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Mass. state capitol. Boston, MA.
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial sculpture (1897) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens honors Civil War black 54th Regiment opposite Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Detail of black Union troops on Robert Gould Shaw Memorial (1897) sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Mass. state capitol. Boston, MA.Detail of commander Robert Shaw on Robert Gould Shaw Memorial (1897) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Mass. state capitol. Boston, MA.Detail of black-American Union troops on Robert Gould Shaw Memorial (1897) sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at Mass. state capitol. Boston, MA.
Eagle & inscription on 54th Mass. Volunteer Infantry Regiment Memorial at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Augustus Saint-Gaudens carvings on 54th Mass. Volunteer Infantry Regiment Memorial at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Wing of Massachusetts State House seen over Boston Common. Boston, MA.Boston Common opposite Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.
Eagle & inscription on 54th Mass. Volunteer Infantry Regiment Memorial at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Augustus Saint-Gaudens carvings on 54th Mass. Volunteer Infantry Regiment Memorial at Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.Wing (1917) of Massachusetts State House seen over Boston Common. Boston, MA. Architect: Sturgis, Chapman & Andrews.Boston Common opposite Massachusetts State House. Boston, MA.

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