Maryland State House

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Blog | 4 comments

Maryland State House, Annapolis, Maryland

Maryland State House, Annapolis, Maryland

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Maryland State House

A quick post today so the narrative below is taken straight from Wikipedia.

The Maryland State House in Annapolis is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772. It houses the Maryland General Assembly as well as the  offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The capitol has the distinction of being topped by the largest wooden dome in the United States constructed without nails. The current building, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 is the third statehouse on its site. The building is administered by the State House Trust, which was created in 1969.

Construction began in 1772 and was not completed until 1779 due to the ongoing American Revolutionary War. The statehouse was designed by Joseph Horatio Anderson, a noted architect of the time. The two-story building is of brick construction in the middle of State Circle. The building is designed in the popular Georgian style of the day. A small  portico juts out from the center of the building and is topped by a pediment, two high arched windows frame the entrance. On both floors, large rectangular windows line the facade. A cornice is topped by another pediment and the sloping roof gives way for a central octagonal drum atop which rests a dome. The large dome is topped by a balustraded balcony, another octagonal drum and a lantern.

4 Comments

  1. Very nice image Mark. Very well balanced with very nice colors. I have always wanted to visit Annapolis as I have heard that it’s a great place to visit. I need to try to get there this year.
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  2. Now here’s a familiar sight, my hometown’s capitol. I was in Annapolis fairly recently. Have yet to process the images from the trip.

    This is a very nice shot, Mark. I like how you framed this with the balance of the trees and building dead center. Very nicely done, my friend.
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  3. Nicely done Mark. I like the way you’ve processed this. It has a very “stately” feel about it.
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  4. Lovely shot Mark! I fondly remember this building while suffering for 4 years at good ol USNA!
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