Boston’s Best Buildings Or Works Of Architecture

October 8, 2012 3:00 AM
Boston’s Best Buildings Or Works Of Architecture
" Boston is a city known for its 18th- and 19th-century architecture. The buildings that lend to this reputation have a tendency to be sites that are important to the history of the United States. However, there are also buildings that are more modern and lend diversity to Boston architecture. No matter your architectural taste, this city offers a little something for everyone.

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Massachusetts State House Beacon Hill off Beacon St. Boston, MA, 02111 (617) 722-2500

The Massachusetts State House is an unmistakable federal-style building with a glittering gilded dome that sits on top of Beacon Hill in Boston. Charles Bulfinch, who is also responsible for Boston’s Faneuil Hall expansion and the original Massachusetts General Hospital, designed it. It was completed with a wood dome in 1798, but the dome needed to be covered in copper within a few years, due to leaking. The telltale gold was added in 1874 and redone in 1997. Additions were designed by Charles Brigham and Sturgis, Chapman & Andrews.

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Trinity Church 206 Clarendon St. Boston, MA 02116 (617) 536-0944

Trinity is an Episcopal church completed in 1893 and designed by Henry Hobson Richardson "

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