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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Boston, Massachusetts, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1795-1798 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorBulfinch, Charlesen_US
dc.date1795-1798en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T19:22:57Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T19:22:57Z
dc.date.issued1795-1798en_US
dc.identifier211159en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 21en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/118678
dc.descriptionEast wing, depicting upper windows; Bulfinch's commission (1795) for the Massachusetts State House in Boston was second only to the US Capitol as the largest and most complex building in America in the 1790s. The elevation of his seven-bay projecting center is reworked from the design for the center of the main range to the river of Somerset House (1776-1786), London, by Sir William Chambers. It has a tall arched arcade at ground-level, a first-floor colonnade with the outer bay to either side emphasized by coupled columns and a five-bay pedimented attic storey with the dome surmounted by a cupola. The building has a slight awkwardness of proportion, characteristic of Bulfinch's large-scale commissions. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/3/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumbrick; wooden_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectNeoclassicalen_US
dc.titleMassachusetts State Houseen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-BCH-SH-A6en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypelegislative buildingen_US
dc.contributor.displayCharles Bulfinch (American architect, 1763-1844)en_US


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