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As part of my ongoing project to visit and photograph all 50 State Capitol buildings, here is my first entry for the state of Maine. The Maine State house is located int he state capital of Augusta, about an hour north of Portland, Maine's largest city. Augusta was chosen over
Portland as the capital upon Maine's entry to the union as a state due to its more central location.

The State House itself was designed by Charles Bulfinch, also the architect of the Massachusetts State House and the original architect of the US Capitol in Washington DC. Bulfinch's original design for the Maine State House was smaller than the building today, which has been refurbished and added to several times; most notably, the dome pictured here was added to the building in the first decade of the 20th century.

This view is from the rear of the building, near the legislative office building and the Maine State Museum, both located on the grounds of the State House.

Larger view here.
Maine State House set here.

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