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With its red brick façade and golden dome exterior and its marble-lined interior marked by intricately detailed tile floors, extensive use of stained glass and ceilings enriched by paintings with the unmistakable patina of history, the State House is a photographer’s delight, so convincingly attested by the photographs below.The stately and ornate Senate Chamber, with its marble statuary of Washington, Lincoln and other historic figures, sits directly beneath the building’s famous golden dome and occupies space that was once home to the House of Representatives.The impressive, mahogany-paneled House Chamber where the House has convened since 1895 is a majestic space with an imposing wall dominated by a series of murals depicting the growth of freedom in Massachusetts.

The first firearm captured in the War for Independence, displayed in the Senate Chamber

The first firearm captured in the War for Independence, displayed in the Senate Chamber

Police Memorial

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House

The Sacred Cod, hanging in the House Chamber, symbolizes the fishing industry in Massachusetts

The Sacred Cod hanging in the House Chamber

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