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Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Maryland State House, Annapolis, Maryland

Eric and I visited the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.  My cousin, Rick, gave us some inside information about the building and practical advice about parking in this city of narrow streets.

The Maryland State House is the oldest in the country. 


Construction on the old section of the State House 
began in 1772 and was completed in 1779.
This photo includes the 1902 addition to the State House.









The Rotunda
















The Christmas Tree
beneath the rotunda














The Original General
Assembly Chamber











The Current General
 Assembly Chamber

















Tiffany skylight in the Current
General Assembly Chamber












The Current
Senate Chamber










The Original Senate Chamber is closed for historic investigation. Important historical events 
occurred this Chamber:  
     The Continental Congress met there from November 26, 1783, to August 13, 1784.
     General George Washington resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the 
     Continental Army on December 23, 1783. 
     Thomas Jefferson was appointed the first United States Minister Plenipotentiary 
     to France on May 7, 1784.










Corinthian Columns provides elegant 
accents to the State House.













Marble staircase
and marble walls














 Eric and I found this Shoe Shine
stand in the basement of the
State House.


This area is part of the 1902 addition.
We weren't supposed to be down there.
Oops!






Eric and I are adding this State House to our list of Capitols Where We Were Excited by Our Visit
Built in 1779, it is historically impressive. Great things happened here..

1 comment:

Bonlee said...

Isn't it so awe inspiring to stand in the same spot where events that shaped our country occurred?! It's one of the things I love about NY & MA particularly. Thanks so much for 'taking' us all along on your travels!