BULFINCH, Charles
(b. 1763, Boston, d. 1844, Boston)

General view

1795-98
Photo
Massachusetts State House, Boston

The Massachusetts State House dominates its surroundings with colonnaded frontage. As with much of his work, Bulfinch looked to the example of older British architects, especially the designs of court architects William Chambers and Robert Adam. He translated their slender designs into rawer, more monumental forms, often using brick.




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