The Maryland State House, 1789
by Charles Willson Peale

This image of the State House by Charles Willson Peale shows the building soon after its completion. It was published in the Columbian Magazine in February 1789 and is especially notable because it also shows some of the other buildings on State Circle at the time, including the home of John Shaw at the far left. To the right of the State House are the Old Council Chamber and Ball Room, built in 1718 and the octoganal outdoor privy known as the "temple." At the far right is the Old Treasury Building which was built in 1735 and is still the oldest public building in Annapolis.

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