The fourth state capitol I visited was the Massachusetts State House. It was completed in 1798 and was only 65 feet wide.
The Hall of Flags honors and remembers all Massachusetts soldiers who have served. The flags displayed are some of the 400 original flags carried to battle by men from Civil War to Vietnam.
The railings of the main staircase are made of iron. The molds were destroyed after they were cast, making the railings unique.
The House of Representatives is home to 160 state representatives, each representing about 35,000 people. The annual base salary is $46,000.
The Senate chamber is home to 40 state senators, each representing about 140,000 people. The annual base salary is also $46,000.
My favorite thing about this building was all the colors and the richness of the details in the columns. It makes a big difference compared to the white marble or granite commonlyfound in many other states.