Maine State Capitol, Augusta Photos

The original state house was started in 1829 by Charles Bulfinch, considered the first American architect, who also did the Massachusetts state house. In 1911 the capitol was enlarged by G. Henri Desmond with only a facade remaining visible from the original Bulfinch plan. Next to the Capitol sits Blaine Mansion, home of Maine's governors.

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Maine State Capitol of Hallowell granite with central section & wings added in 1911. Augusta, ME.Front facade of State Capitol with columns & pediment. Augusta, ME.Dome of State Capitol replaced Bullfinch's original in 1911. Augusta, ME.Golden figure of Wisdom with lantern by W. Clark Noble on State Capitol. Augusta, ME.
Maine State Capitol of Hallowell granite with central section (1829) & wings added in 1911. Augusta, ME. Architect: G. Henri Desmond.Front facade of State Capitol (1829) with columns & pediment. Augusta, ME. Architect: Charles Bullfinch.Dome of State Capitol replaced Bullfinch's original in 1911. Augusta, ME.Golden figure of Wisdom with lantern by W. Clark Noble on State Capitol. Augusta, ME.
Facade of State Capitol. Augusta, ME.State Capitol dome over village houses. Augusta, ME.Interior of State Capitol dome. Augusta, ME.House chamber in State Capitol. Augusta, ME.
Facade of State Capitol. Augusta, ME.State Capitol dome over village houses. Augusta, ME.Interior of State Capitol dome. Augusta, ME.House chamber in State Capitol. Augusta, ME.
Senate chamber in State Capitol. Augusta, ME.Portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Albion Harris Bicknell in Maine State Capitol. Augusta, ME.Portrait of Hannibal Hamlin by Alfred E. Smith in Maine State Capitol. Hamlin was Lincoln's Vice-President after serving as a Maine governor & congressman. Augusta, ME.Portrait of Joshua L. Chamberlain, Civil War hero, Maine governor & Bowdoin College president by Joseph B. Kahill in Maine State Capitol. Augusta, ME.
Senate chamber in State Capitol. Augusta, ME.Portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Albion Harris Bicknell (1868) in Maine State Capitol. Augusta, ME.Portrait of Hannibal Hamlin by Alfred E. Smith (1901) in Maine State Capitol. Hamlin was Lincoln's Vice-President after serving as a Maine governor & congressman. Augusta, ME.Portrait of Joshua L. Chamberlain, Civil War hero, Maine governor & Bowdoin College president by Joseph B. Kahill (1914) in Maine State Capitol. Augusta, ME.
Portrait of Sir William Pepperrell, commander at the siege of Fort Louisburg, by Henry Cheever Pratt in Maine State Capitol. Augusta, ME.Terra Cotta relief of volunteers returning from the Civil War, a duplicate in Maine's State Capitol of the frieze on DC's Pension building. Augusta, ME.Maine's capitol building seen from the governor's garden. Augusta, ME.Blaine Mansion, home of Maine's governors. Augusta, ME.
Portrait of Sir William Pepperrell, commander at the siege of Fort Louisburg, by Henry Cheever Pratt (1862) in Maine State Capitol. Augusta, ME.Terra Cotta relief of volunteers returning from the Civil War, a duplicate in Maine's State Capitol of the frieze on DC's Pension building. Augusta, ME.Maine's capitol building seen from the governor's garden. Augusta, ME.Blaine Mansion, home of Maine's governors. Augusta, ME.
Blaine Mansion front door. Augusta, ME.Blaine Mansion from capitol building. Augusta, ME.Blaine Mansion garden side. Augusta, ME.
Blaine Mansion front door. Augusta, ME.Blaine Mansion from capitol building. Augusta, ME.Blaine Mansion garden side. Augusta, ME.

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