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State House, Boston: 47 reviews and 87 photos

  Mosaic floor installed by Italians 1895
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  • Mosaic floor installed by Italians 1895 - Boston
      Mosaic floor installed by Italians 1895
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      Great hall with city flags
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      Grand Staircase of the main hall
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      Stained Glass dome
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Not many State Capitols could rival this one that has been a solid base of symbolic freedom for over 200 years. It was continually added on and the additions just added to the splendor. The best part is the knowledgable tour guides and the ability to walk through nearly every area of the Capitol building. They have replica memorable flags from the evolution of our country and used in wars in the Hall of Flags, a rotunda with magnificent elegance, and the Nurses hall demonstrates that the dying have a supporting role from the empathic servants. Doric hall, where there tour starts has ten columns and the main door entry to the Capitol. It is only used for the Governor upon his/her exit from office and official ceremonies.
After the initial construction in 1795-98 the depth was only 65 feet. The next addition was in 1895 and they brought over many Italian masters to lay the floors and make stained glass. The stained glass is of the State seals used over the years, and the one in the middle is of the Indian significance of the area. The last addition was for the back section for the Great Hall, which houses the nearly 85% of the City flags of the State.

Directions: By Boston Commons park
Phone: 16177273676
Website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/trs/trsbok/nurs.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2008
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