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Massachusetts State House

  • Boston, United States
  • 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA, USA 
  • +1 617-722-2000 
    Massachusetts State House was built in the period from 1795 to 1797 in Boston. It is located in an area called Beacon Hill, near the park Boston Common. Within its walls are the meeting chambers of the two branches of government, legislative and executive, Massachusetts.   

    The main feature of this building is the golden dome. At first it was made of wood, and then he began to copper, and already in 1874 the dome covered with gold leaf. During the Second World War it to mask repainted black. Through two years after the war ended, the dome again sparkled golden shimmer. To the golden dome of the Capitol did not lose its luster, it periodically, every 25-30 years, update. Last time he did the restoration in 1997. The dome is covered with a very thin material through which even punched the direct rays of the sun.

    At the top of buildings located pine cones, which symbolizes the special importance of forest industry in terms of the formation of the regional economy of the period.

    Capitol in the city is better known under the name of New State House. So residents distinguish it from the old buildings - Old State House.
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Old districts Beacon Hill and North End Beacon Hill
Soldiers and Sailors Monument Beacon Hill
City Garden Beacon Hill
Boston City Hall
Feneyl Hall
TD Garden sports complex North End, Boston, MA
North Station North End, Boston, MA
South Station Dock Square
Longfellow Bridge East Cambridge
Church of the Covenant Bay Village
Trinity Church in Boston Bay Village
Троицкая церковь Bay Village
Copley Square Bay Village
Old South Church Back Bay
Prudential Shopping Center Back Bay
Prudential Tower, Back Bay
First Church of Christ Back Bay
Christian Science Complex Back Bay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridgeport
Symphony Hall Back Bay
Panopticon Gallery Back Bay
Stadium "Fenway Park" Back Bay
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England Roxbury Crossing
Quest Tomb Longwood Station
Boston University Cambridgeport

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