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Massachusetts State House

The new State House has stood on Beacon Hill, across the street from Boston Common, since 1798. The iconic dome of the State House was first gilded in 23 karat gold in 1874. The offices of the governor and the Massachusetts General Court are housed within the State House.

Fun Fact: The gilded dome is topped with a large pinecone.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

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