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Maryland State House, State Circle, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD



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HB572875
Historic American Buildings Survey E.h

HB572876
Historic American Buildings Survey Charles E

HB572877
Historic American Buildings Survey E.h

HB572878
Old Senate Chamber, Northwest Wall

HB572879
Old Senate Chamber, Southwest Wall And Visitor's Gallery

HB572880
Old Senate Chamber, Northeast Wall, Detail Of Niche

HB572881
Interior Detail Of Central Dome

HB572882
View Of Southeast Elevation (view Is Of Original 1772 Section)

HB572883
View Of Southeast Elevation

HB572884
General View From East With Old Treasury Building In Foreground On Right

HB572885
View From East Of Southeast Elevation

HB572886
View Of South Corner Of Original Building

HB572887
View Of Southeast Elevation And Dome, Looking East

HB572888
View Of Southeast Portico (1902) Addition To Original 1772 Structure, With Statue Of Chief Justice, Roger Brooke Taney In Foreground

HB572889
View Of Southeast Portico (1902), Looking South

HB572890
View Of Southeast Portico (1902), Looking East

HB572891
General View From Northeast Showing Old Treasury Building (1729) In Foreground, Old State House (1772) In Center, Done (1788), And Addition (1902) On Right

HB572892
View Of South Corner Of Southwest Elevation, Showing Windows, Cornice, Flemish Bond Brick Work

HB572893
View Looking Up At Dome From Southwest Elevation (note Cornice)

HB572894
View Of Northwest Elevation Showing Dome And Pediment Of Northwest Portico

HB572895
General View Of Dome From Southwest Elevation

HB572896
Southwest Elevation Of Dome

HB572897
General View Of Dome From Northeast Elevation

HB572898
Northeast Elevation Of Dome

HB572899
Southeast Elevation Of Dome

HB572900
First Floor, Main Hall, Looking Southeast

HB572901
First Floor, Main Hall, Looking Northwest To Hall Of 1902 Addition

HB572902
Second Floor, Looking East From Gallery Which Overlooks Main Hall

HB572903
Lower Drum Of Inner Dome, Taken From Arched Window, Showing Plaster Detail

HB572904
Lower Drum Of Inner Dome, Taken From Arched Window, Showing Plaster Detail, View Includes Measure

HB572905
Upper Drum Of Inner Dome, Looking Northeast From Elipitical Window, Showing Plaster And Window Details

HB572906
Upper Drum Of Inner Dome, Looking North From Elipitical Window, Showing Plaster And Window Details

HB572907
Inner Dome Looking Straight Up From Rotunda, First Floor

HB572908
Closer View Of Inner Dome Looking Straight Up From Rotunda, First Floor

HB572909
First Floor, Old Senate Chamber, Showing Podium On Northeast Wall

HB572910
View Showing Podium On Northeast Wall, With Side Door Open

HB572911
View Showing Southwest Wall With Entry And Gallery Above

HB572912
First Floor, Senate Chamber In 1902 Addition, View From Second Floor Gallery Looking Northwest

HB572913
View Looking Northwest Showing Plaster Detail Of Cornice

HB572914
Detail View Of Marble Column And Capital And Marbalized Plaster Architrave

HB572915
View Of Tiffany Stained Glass Skylight

HB572916
Detail View Of Tiffany Stained Glass Skylight And Plaster Cornice Surround

HB572917
Detail View Of Tiffany Stained Glass Skylight And Plaster Cornice Surround (with Added Lighting)

HB572918
First Floor, Senate Lounge In 1902 Addition, Looking East

HB572919
First Floor, House Of Delegates Chamber In 1902 Addition, Looking Southwest From Entrance Towards Speakers Podium

HB572920
View From Second Floor, Looking Southwest

HB572921
Detail Of Italian Marble Speakers Podium, Looking West

HB572922
View Looking Northwest From Speakers Podium To Main Hall Entry Door

HB572923
View Looking North Towards Gallery

HB572924
View From Second Floor Northeast Gallery, Looking South

HB572925
Detail View Of Entry Door To Main Hall

HB572926
View From Second Floor Balcony Showing Detail Of Marble Column Capitol With Marblized Plaster Architrave

HB572927
View From Second Floor Balcony Showing Detail Of Marble Column Capitol With Marblized Plaster Architrave, With Scale

HB572928
Corner View From Second Floor Balcony Showing Detail Of Marble Column Capitol With Marblized Plaster Architrave

HB572929
Detail Showing East Quadrant Of Tiffany Stained Glass Skylight And Plaster Cornice Surround

HB572930
Detail Showing South Quadrant Of Tiffany Stained Glass Skylight And Plaster Cornice Surround

HB572931
General View Showing Italian Marble Wainscoating And Exposed Marblized Electric Work, West Corner

HB572932
General View Showing Italian Marble Wainscoating And Exposed Marblized Electric Work, West Corner, With Scale

HB572933
Detail View Showing Italian Marble Wainscoating And Exposed Marblized Electric Work, West Corner

HB572934
Detail View Showing Italian Marble Wainscoating And Exposed Marblized Electric Work, West Corner, With Scale

HB572935
First Floor, House Of Delegates Lounge In 1902 Addition, Looking East

HB572936
View Of Plaster Cornice

HB572937
View Of Plaster Cornice, With Scale

HB572938
Detail View Of Plaster Cornice

HB572939
Second Floor, Governor's Office In Original 1772 Building, Looking West

HB572940
Detail View Of Fireplace Mantle On Northwest Wall

HB572941
Second Floor, Governor's Office Reception Room In Original 1772 Building, Looking West

HB572942
First Floor, Senate Office Hallway In 1902 Addition, Looking Northwest, Showing Italian Marble Tile Floor, Pilasters, Wainscoating, Door Surround And Plaster Cornice

HB572943
First Floor, Grand Staircase In 1902 Addition, Looking Northwest

HB572944
Second Floor, Grand Staircase, Detail Showing Balustrade, Looking Northwest

HB572945
Detail Of Balustrade Of Grand Staircase

HB572946
View Of Tiffany Stained Glass Skylight In 1902 Addition, Looking Straight Up From Grand Staircase Well On First Floor (note Balustrade)

HB572947
Detail View Of Tiffany Stained Glass Over Staircase

HB572948
Oblique Detail View Of Tiffany Stained Glass Over Staircase, Looking Northeast

HB572949
Detail View Of Tiffany Stained Glass From Second Floor Hall

HB572950
First Floor, Governor's Elevator In 1902 Addition, Looking South

HB572951
Governor's Elevator, Looking South With Stairs To Attic In Background (note Tiffany Stained Glass Skylight Above And Glass Floor Tile Below

HB572952
View Looking Northwest Towards Grand Staircase

HB572953
Detail Showing Cast Iron Work Coated With Gold Leaf

HB572954
Attic Of Original 1772 Building, Detail View Of Hand Hewn Rafters And Truss Connections On Southeast Side Of Inner Square, Looking Southwest

HB572955
Detail Showing Hand Hewn Truss Connections, Mortise, Tenon, And Pegged Connection Of Columns, Beams, And Braces At East Corner Of Inner Square, Looking North

HB572956
Close-up Detail Of Connections, With Scale

HB572957
Detail Showing Connections With Recording Team Members, Mike Webb (left) And Andrew Wenchel (left) In Backround

HB572958
Detail Looking Up At East Hip Ridge Truss

HB572959
Detail View Of East Hip Ridge Truss

HB572960
Detail View Looking Northwest At Rafter Truss On Northwest Side, With Scale

HB572961
Detail View Of Hand Wrought Iron Stirrup On Rafter Truss On Northwest Side

HB572962
View Looking Up At South Quadrant Of Inner Square At 19th Century Galvanized Sheet Metal Between Attic And Upper Dome Structure

HB572963
Dome Structure, Detail Showing X Bracing On Exterior (south) Wall Of Octagonal Wall

HB572964
Detail Showing Hand Wrought Iron Strap Connecting Inner Column Of Drum To Attic Column Below, First Catwalk Level, Northeast Wall, With Scale

HB572965
Detail Showing Second Catwalk Level On South Wall Of Drum With Arched Interior Window On Right And Lower Half Of Larger And Higher Arched Exterior Window On Right

HB572966
Detail Of First Catwalk Level, Interior Of Ventilation Shutter Box Showing Oil Dampening Mechanism

HB572967
Detail Of Fourth Catwalk Level Showing Truss Bents Supporting Exterior Dome

HB572968
Detail Of Fourth Catwalk Level Showing West Side, Looking North, Inner Dome On Right With Knee Brace From Inner Column To Cross Beam

HB572969
Detail Of Inner And Outer Column Connection To Cross Beam And Dome Truss, With Scale

HB572970
Detail Showing Elipitical Exterior Window Set Above Exterior X Bracing On West Wall

HB572971
Detail Showing Diagonal Brace At Level Between Lantern Balustrade And Belfry

HB572972
Detail Showing Earliest Grafetti Noted, 'wr 1800', Carved Into Wood Column Of Belfry


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Item Title


Location
State Circle, Annapolis, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-245
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-100).
Building/structure dates: 1771 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1785 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1858 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1876 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1882 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1901 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000385
Significance: The oldest State House in continuous legislative use. The Capitol of the United States between November 26, 1783 and August 13, 1784.

Subjects
Document Signings
Capitols
State Government


Related Names
Wallace, Charles
Dance, Thomas
Anderson, Joseph Horatio
Clark, Joseph
Shaw, John
Pennington, Josias
Dunbar, Florence, Historian
McKee, Harley J., Delineator
Burns, John A., Delineator
Buckley, Philip N., Delineator
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
4. Historic American Buildings Survey E.H. Pickering, Photographer November 1936
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Charles E. Peterson, Photographer May, 1942. VIEW FROM EAST
6. Historic American Buildings Survey E.H. Pickering, Photographer September 1936 STAIRWAY BEFORE 1890
7. OLD SENATE CHAMBER, NORTHWEST WALL
8. OLD SENATE CHAMBER, SOUTHWEST WALL AND VISITOR'S GALLERY
9. OLD SENATE CHAMBER, NORTHEAST WALL, DETAIL OF NICHE
10. INTERIOR DETAIL OF CENTRAL DOME
11. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST ELEVATION (VIEW IS OF ORIGINAL 1772 SECTION)
12. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST ELEVATION
13. GENERAL VIEW FROM EAST WITH OLD TREASURY BUILDING IN FOREGROUND ON RIGHT
14. VIEW FROM EAST OF SOUTHEAST ELEVATION
15. VIEW OF SOUTH CORNER OF ORIGINAL BUILDING
16. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST ELEVATION AND DOME, LOOKING EAST
17. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST PORTICO (1902) ADDITION TO ORIGINAL 1772 STRUCTURE, WITH STATUE OF CHIEF JUSTICE, ROGER BROOKE TANEY IN FOREGROUND
18. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST PORTICO (1902), LOOKING SOUTH
19. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST PORTICO (1902), LOOKING EAST
20. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTHEAST SHOWING OLD TREASURY BUILDING (1729) IN FOREGROUND, OLD STATE HOUSE (1772) IN CENTER, DONE (1788), AND ADDITION (1902) ON RIGHT
21. VIEW OF SOUTH CORNER OF SOUTHWEST ELEVATION, SHOWING WINDOWS, CORNICE, FLEMISH BOND BRICK WORK
22. VIEW LOOKING UP AT DOME FROM SOUTHWEST ELEVATION (NOTE CORNICE)
23. VIEW OF NORTHWEST ELEVATION SHOWING DOME AND PEDIMENT OF NORTHWEST PORTICO
24. GENERAL VIEW OF DOME FROM SOUTHWEST ELEVATION
25. SOUTHWEST ELEVATION OF DOME
26. GENERAL VIEW OF DOME FROM NORTHEAST ELEVATION
27. NORTHEAST ELEVATION OF DOME
28. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION OF DOME
29. FIRST FLOOR, MAIN HALL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
30. FIRST FLOOR, MAIN HALL, LOOKING NORTHWEST TO HALL OF 1902 ADDITION
31. SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING EAST FROM GALLERY WHICH OVERLOOKS MAIN HALL
32. LOWER DRUM OF INNER DOME, TAKEN FROM ARCHED WINDOW, SHOWING PLASTER DETAIL
33. LOWER DRUM OF INNER DOME, TAKEN FROM ARCHED WINDOW, SHOWING PLASTER DETAIL, VIEW INCLUDES MEASURE
34. UPPER DRUM OF INNER DOME, LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM ELIPITICAL WINDOW, SHOWING PLASTER AND WINDOW DETAILS
35. UPPER DRUM OF INNER DOME, LOOKING NORTH FROM ELIPITICAL WINDOW, SHOWING PLASTER AND WINDOW DETAILS
36. INNER DOME LOOKING STRAIGHT UP FROM ROTUNDA, FIRST FLOOR
37. CLOSER VIEW OF INNER DOME LOOKING STRAIGHT UP FROM ROTUNDA, FIRST FLOOR
38. FIRST FLOOR, OLD SENATE CHAMBER, SHOWING PODIUM ON NORTHEAST WALL
39. VIEW SHOWING PODIUM ON NORTHEAST WALL, WITH SIDE DOOR OPEN
40. VIEW SHOWING SOUTHWEST WALL WITH ENTRY AND GALLERY ABOVE
41. FIRST FLOOR, SENATE CHAMBER IN 1902 ADDITION, VIEW FROM SECOND FLOOR GALLERY LOOKING NORTHWEST
42. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST SHOWING PLASTER DETAIL OF CORNICE
43. DETAIL VIEW OF MARBLE COLUMN AND CAPITAL AND MARBALIZED PLASTER ARCHITRAVE
44. VIEW OF TIFFANY STAINED GLASS SKYLIGHT
45. DETAIL VIEW OF TIFFANY STAINED GLASS SKYLIGHT AND PLASTER CORNICE SURROUND
46. DETAIL VIEW OF TIFFANY STAINED GLASS SKYLIGHT AND PLASTER CORNICE SURROUND (WITH ADDED LIGHTING)
47. FIRST FLOOR, SENATE LOUNGE IN 1902 ADDITION, LOOKING EAST
48. FIRST FLOOR, HOUSE OF DELEGATES CHAMBER IN 1902 ADDITION, LOOKING SOUTHWEST FROM ENTRANCE TOWARDS SPEAKERS PODIUM
49. VIEW FROM SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
50. DETAIL OF ITALIAN MARBLE SPEAKERS PODIUM, LOOKING WEST
51. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM SPEAKERS PODIUM TO MAIN HALL ENTRY DOOR
52. VIEW LOOKING NORTH TOWARDS GALLERY
53. VIEW FROM SECOND FLOOR NORTHEAST GALLERY, LOOKING SOUTH
54. DETAIL VIEW OF ENTRY DOOR TO MAIN HALL
55. VIEW FROM SECOND FLOOR BALCONY SHOWING DETAIL OF MARBLE COLUMN CAPITOL WITH MARBLIZED PLASTER ARCHITRAVE
56. VIEW FROM SECOND FLOOR BALCONY SHOWING DETAIL OF MARBLE COLUMN CAPITOL WITH MARBLIZED PLASTER ARCHITRAVE, WITH SCALE
57. CORNER VIEW FROM SECOND FLOOR BALCONY SHOWING DETAIL OF MARBLE COLUMN CAPITOL WITH MARBLIZED PLASTER ARCHITRAVE
58. DETAIL SHOWING EAST QUADRANT OF TIFFANY STAINED GLASS SKYLIGHT AND PLASTER CORNICE SURROUND
59. DETAIL SHOWING SOUTH QUADRANT OF TIFFANY STAINED GLASS SKYLIGHT AND PLASTER CORNICE SURROUND
60. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING ITALIAN MARBLE WAINSCOATING AND EXPOSED MARBLIZED ELECTRIC WORK, WEST CORNER
61. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING ITALIAN MARBLE WAINSCOATING AND EXPOSED MARBLIZED ELECTRIC WORK, WEST CORNER, WITH SCALE
62. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING ITALIAN MARBLE WAINSCOATING AND EXPOSED MARBLIZED ELECTRIC WORK, WEST CORNER
63. DETAIL VIEW SHOWING ITALIAN MARBLE WAINSCOATING AND EXPOSED MARBLIZED ELECTRIC WORK, WEST CORNER, WITH SCALE
64. FIRST FLOOR, HOUSE OF DELEGATES LOUNGE IN 1902 ADDITION, LOOKING EAST
65. VIEW OF PLASTER CORNICE
66. VIEW OF PLASTER CORNICE, WITH SCALE
67. DETAIL VIEW OF PLASTER CORNICE
68. SECOND FLOOR, GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN ORIGINAL 1772 BUILDING, LOOKING WEST
69. DETAIL VIEW OF FIREPLACE MANTLE ON NORTHWEST WALL
70. SECOND FLOOR, GOVERNOR'S OFFICE RECEPTION ROOM IN ORIGINAL 1772 BUILDING, LOOKING WEST
71. FIRST FLOOR, SENATE OFFICE HALLWAY IN 1902 ADDITION, LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING ITALIAN MARBLE TILE FLOOR, PILASTERS, WAINSCOATING, DOOR SURROUND AND PLASTER CORNICE
72. FIRST FLOOR, GRAND STAIRCASE IN 1902 ADDITION, LOOKING NORTHWEST
73. SECOND FLOOR, GRAND STAIRCASE, DETAIL SHOWING BALUSTRADE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
74. DETAIL OF BALUSTRADE OF GRAND STAIRCASE
75. VIEW OF TIFFANY STAINED GLASS SKYLIGHT IN 1902 ADDITION, LOOKING STRAIGHT UP FROM GRAND STAIRCASE WELL ON FIRST FLOOR (NOTE BALUSTRADE)
76. DETAIL VIEW OF TIFFANY STAINED GLASS OVER STAIRCASE
77. OBLIQUE DETAIL VIEW OF TIFFANY STAINED GLASS OVER STAIRCASE, LOOKING NORTHEAST
78. DETAIL VIEW OF TIFFANY STAINED GLASS FROM SECOND FLOOR HALL
79. FIRST FLOOR, GOVERNOR'S ELEVATOR IN 1902 ADDITION, LOOKING SOUTH
80. GOVERNOR'S ELEVATOR, LOOKING SOUTH WITH STAIRS TO ATTIC IN BACKGROUND (NOTE TIFFANY STAINED GLASS SKYLIGHT ABOVE AND GLASS FLOOR TILE BELOW
81. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST TOWARDS GRAND STAIRCASE
82. DETAIL SHOWING CAST IRON WORK COATED WITH GOLD LEAF
83. ATTIC OF ORIGINAL 1772 BUILDING, DETAIL VIEW OF HAND HEWN RAFTERS AND TRUSS CONNECTIONS ON SOUTHEAST SIDE OF INNER SQUARE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
84. DETAIL SHOWING HAND HEWN TRUSS CONNECTIONS, MORTISE, TENON, AND PEGGED CONNECTION OF COLUMNS, BEAMS, AND BRACES AT EAST CORNER OF INNER SQUARE, LOOKING NORTH
85. CLOSE-UP DETAIL OF CONNECTIONS, WITH SCALE
86. DETAIL SHOWING CONNECTIONS WITH RECORDING TEAM MEMBERS, MIKE WEBB (LEFT) AND ANDREW WENCHEL (LEFT) IN BACKROUND
87. DETAIL LOOKING UP AT EAST HIP RIDGE TRUSS
88. DETAIL VIEW OF EAST HIP RIDGE TRUSS
89. DETAIL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST AT RAFTER TRUSS ON NORTHWEST SIDE, WITH SCALE
90. DETAIL VIEW OF HAND WROUGHT IRON STIRRUP ON RAFTER TRUSS ON NORTHWEST SIDE
91. VIEW LOOKING UP AT SOUTH QUADRANT OF INNER SQUARE AT 19TH CENTURY GALVANIZED SHEET METAL BETWEEN ATTIC AND UPPER DOME STRUCTURE
92. DOME STRUCTURE, DETAIL SHOWING X BRACING ON EXTERIOR (SOUTH) WALL OF OCTAGONAL WALL
93. DETAIL SHOWING HAND WROUGHT IRON STRAP CONNECTING INNER COLUMN OF DRUM TO ATTIC COLUMN BELOW, FIRST CATWALK LEVEL, NORTHEAST WALL, WITH SCALE
94. DETAIL SHOWING SECOND CATWALK LEVEL ON SOUTH WALL OF DRUM WITH ARCHED INTERIOR WINDOW ON RIGHT AND LOWER HALF OF LARGER AND HIGHER ARCHED EXTERIOR WINDOW ON RIGHT
95. DETAIL OF FIRST CATWALK LEVEL, INTERIOR OF VENTILATION SHUTTER BOX SHOWING OIL DAMPENING MECHANISM
96. DETAIL OF FOURTH CATWALK LEVEL SHOWING TRUSS BENTS SUPPORTING EXTERIOR DOME
97. DETAIL OF FOURTH CATWALK LEVEL SHOWING WEST SIDE, LOOKING NORTH, INNER DOME ON RIGHT WITH KNEE BRACE FROM INNER COLUMN TO CROSS BEAM
98. DETAIL OF INNER AND OUTER COLUMN CONNECTION TO CROSS BEAM AND DOME TRUSS, WITH SCALE
99. DETAIL SHOWING ELIPITICAL EXTERIOR WINDOW SET ABOVE EXTERIOR X BRACING ON WEST WALL
100. DETAIL SHOWING DIAGONAL BRACE AT LEVEL BETWEEN LANTERN BALUSTRADE AND BELFRY
101. DETAIL SHOWING EARLIEST GRAFETTI NOTED, 'WR 1800', CARVED INTO WOOD COLUMN OF BELFRY
102. DETAIL SHOWING TEAM MEMBER, MARY CERRONE AT SITE OF GRAFETTI IN BELFRY, WITH SCALE
103. DETAIL IN BELFRY SHOWING ARCHED WINDOW, WITH SCALE
104. DETAIL LOOKING UP AT DOME OF BELFRY SHOWING BELL SUPPORTS


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