The Senate by AuntieJ

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Location: New Senate Chamber; Maryland State House; Annapolis. MD

The color of the House of Delegates is Blue, the Senate is Red.

From a Maryland vacation a few years ago, which included a day-trip to Annapolis, a charming city I highly recommend visiting.

The Maryland Statehouse is the third Capitol on the “State Circle” in downtown Annapolis, built 1772-1779. It is the where many important events in the birth of our Nation took place. It is the only State Capitol to have served as the U.S. Capitol, from November 26, 1783-August 13, 1784, when the Continental Congress convened here and where George Washington resigned his commission. The Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War was ratified in this building, Thomas Jefferson appointed Minister Plenipotentiary (I had to look that one up; it means “a diplomat with full authority”) and where the Annapolis Convention issued the call to the States that led to the Constitutional Convention.

The Maryland State House is the oldest State House/Capitol in the U.S. that is still in legislative use. The original section of the building houses museum exhibits of the Continental Congress and George Washington, Old House of Delegates Chamber and archives. The Annex Addition, built 1902-5, is home to the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the House of Delegates and president of the Senate offices and Maryland General Assembly, which convenes there for three months each year. Today, the timber dome still held together by wooden pegs reinforced by iron straps and the lightening rod atop the dome is a “Franklin” rod. The State House was was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968 and recently re-opened after renovation and restoration.


  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...almost 6 years ago

    Lovely capture and wonderful history here. Fabulous work indeed. I have received and will respond by this weekend, but I agree with all you were saying. Be in touch soon!

  • Thank you Shawn. It is a beautiful old building. Though, not as old as what you have in the UK. But for us, anything before 1800 is ancient. Annapolis is so charming. They have retained the historic district, the streets still bricked. I just wish that we had had more time to explore (and weather, it was cold).

    – AuntieJ

  • papam
    papamalmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely excellent work!
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  • Thank you! I was surprised how this and the shot of the House of Delegates came out. I think they look like post card shots. It is such a beautifuol old building. (At least for the U.S.)

    – AuntieJ

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomabout 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful shot…and as always your background history is fascinating!

  • Merci!

    – AuntieJ

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