Massachusetts State House (rear wing)

Beacon Street
Boston, Mass.

Year Built: 1889

Construction began for the rear addition on December 21, 1889 and was completed in 1898. The addition began to be occupied in January, 1895. Norcross Brothers of Worcester were the builders. The building, as a whole, is a National Landmark. The extension is yellow because Brigham was required to make it meld with the Bulfinch portion of the building which, at the time, was painted yellow.


Registries

• Beacon Hill Historical District

• National Landmark Historical District

• National Landmark

• National Register


References

• Massachusetts Cultural Resources Information System, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Inventory No. BOS.4092 (Massachusetts State House).

• Beacon Hill National Landmark Historic District, 4/1/1966, National Park Service #66000130; Beacon Hill Historic District, 12/2/1955.

• "A New England Architect and His Work," Oscar Fay Adams, New England Magazine, June, 1907 (Charles Brigham, architect). http://www.millicentlibrary.org/brigham.htm

• "A Terra Cotta Cornerstone for Copley Square: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1870-1876, by Sturgis & Brigham." Margaret Henderson Floyd, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, May, 1973, fn. 30.

• "Charles Brigham," MacMillan Encyclopedia of Architects, Adolph Placzek, entry written by Margaret Henderson Floyd, 1982, p. 288-9 (Massachusetts State House (extension), 1887-1895, Charles Brigham architect).

• “The Massachusetts State House,” Alfred S. Roe, New England Magazine, February, 1899, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 659-677.

• American Architect and Building News, April 29, 1899, Charles Brigham, architect, noted.

• "The Massachusetts State House," Alfred S. Roe, New England Magazine, February, 1899, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 659-677.

• "Charles Brigham," Boston of To-day, Richard Herndon, Post Publishing, Boston, 1892, pp. 156-157 (". . . [A]nd among the recent building designed by him and now in progress are the Massachusetts State House extension . . . .").

• "The Story of a ‘Town House," Mabel Hoyle Knipe, Fairhaven, Mass, 1977 (state house extension, Charles Brigham, architect). http://www.millicentlibrary.org/townhall.htm.


Links

http://www.davidjrusso.com/architecture/brigham/buildings/AddressSummary.php?id=12070550489311

http://www.davidjrusso.com/architecture/brigham/buildings/AddressSummary.php?id=12659926132877


Images




State House Library - AABN


2007, west side on Hancock Street


2007, west side on Hancock Street


2007, west side on Hancock Street


2007


2007


2007


2008, Basement Level Door



2008, Basement Stairwell Coffering


2008, Basement Ceiling Detail, Light not Likely Original


2008, First Floor Detail of Floor


2008, First Floor Detail of Door and Surround


2008, First Floor Grand Staircase to 2d Floor


2008, Detail of First Floor Grand Staircase to 2d Floor


2008, First Floor Grand Staircase to 2d Floor


2008, First Floor Detail of Door and Surround


2008, Second Floor Detail of Door and Surround


2008, Second Floor Detail of Floor



2008, Second Floor Detail of Floor Adjacent to Memorial Hall


2008, Second Floor Detail of Floor


2008, Second Floor Detail of Floor


2008, Second Floor Palladian Window at Top of Grand Staircase


2008, Third Floor Door and Surround Detail


2008, Third Floor Detail of Tile Floor


2008 Third Floor Overhead Stained Glass Window


2008, Third Floor Palladian Window


2008, Fourth Floor Fireplace and Cabinets in Mass. Women Coalition


2008, Fourth Floor Lockers in Press Office



2008, Fourth Floor Columns in Hallway


2008, Fourth Floor Door and Surround, the columns of which look like those adjacent to Brigham


2008, Fourth Floor Fireplace in Press Office


2008, Fourth Floor Detail of Tile Floor


2008, Fourth Floor Detail of Floor


2008, Fourth Floor Detail of Press Office Door


2008, Fourth Floor Detail of Windows in Press Office


2008, Fifth Floor Door Detail. This Door is the same style as the doors in Brigham


2008, House of Representatives Desk, Front View


2008, House of Representatives Desk, Side View



2008, House of Representatives Vestibule, Floor Detail


2008, House of Representatives Vestibule, Ceiling and Fixture Detail


2008, House of Representatives Vestibule, Paneling Detail


2008, Library Arches Detail


2008, Library, Arches from the Balcony


2008, Library Ceiling Detail and Door Surround


2008, Library Ceiling Molding


2008, Library Door Surround Behind Circulation Desk


2008, Library Clock Detail


2008, Library Columns on 1st Floor



2008, Library Detail of Underside of Arches


2008, Library Ceiling Molding and Door Surround Detail


2008, Library Exterior Door Detail


2008, Library Exterior Door


2008, Library 1st Floor Looking to Balcony


2008, Library Overhead Stained Glass Windows


2008, Library Office Book Case


2008, Library Office Vaulted Ceiling and Window Surround Detail


2008, Library Office Detail


2008, Library Bit of Original Ceiling Design


2008, Library Stained Glass Window at Balcony Level


2008, Library Arches and Windows from Balcony Level


2008, Library Windows from Balcony Level


2008, Memorial Hall Columns


2008, Memorial Hall Overhead Stained Glass Windows


2008, Memorial Hall Floor


2008, Memorial Hall Floor


2008, Memorial Hall Mural 1


2008, Memorial Hall Mural 2


2008, Memorial Hall Mural 3


2008, Memorial Hall Mural 4


2008, Nurse Hall Original Ceiling with Fixtures and Coffering


2008, Nurse Hall Original Ceiling with Fixtures and Coffering


2008, Nurse Hall Floor


2008, Nurse Hall Floor Looking to Memorial Hall


2008, Nurse Hall Looking Toward Bulfinch Portion of Building


2008, Nurse Hall Marble Stairway and Columns


2008, Nurse Hall Mural


2008 Nurse Hall Mural


2008, Nurse Hall Mass. State Seal


2008, Senate President Chamber Wainscotting


2008, Senate President Chamber Bookcase


2008, Senate President Chamber Bookcase


2008, Senate President Chamber Ceiling Detail


2008, Senate President Chamber Clock Detail


2008, Senate President Chamber Exterior Door


2008, Senate President Chamber Inside of Door


2008, Senate President Chamber Inside of Door


2008, Senate President Chamber Fireplace and Surround


2008, Senate President Chamber Wainscotting

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