new State House by Bulfinch – painting

the Massachusetts State House, as shown on a Banjo clock ca 1860

State House, Boston, MA

Designed by Charles Bulfinch. Cornerstone laid on July 4, 1795, with Paul Revere and Gov. Sam Adams presiding. This view is from a banjo clock, ca. 1870. Painted on glass, it shows the view from the Boston Common. The original dome was copper, from Revere’s workshop.