State capitols

Maine State House


The eleventh state capitol I visited was in Augusta, Maine. The first State House was completed in 1832. In 1911, much of the building was demolished except for the front and back walls, and was doubled to a width to 300 feet.


Maryland State House


The eighth state capitol I visited was the Maryland State House in Annapolis. It is the first peacetime capitol of the United States.


Connecticut State Capitol


The seventh state capital I visited was in Hartford, Connecticut. After eight years of construction that cost over $2.5 million, it first opened in January 1879.

Richard M. Upjohn designed the capitol with a High Victorian Gothic style, the exterior consisting of marble from East Canaan, Connecticut. The granite came from Westerly, Rhode Island.