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State House, Augusta, Maine

The State House is a spacious and elegant structure, located upon a beautiful eminence about half a mile from the village, on the road towards Hallowell, and commands an extensive and very delightful prospect. It is built of hammered granite, or rather gneiss of a white color, and very much resembles marble, at a distance. The material of which it was built, was quarried from the spot on which it stands. It has a spacious hall for the Representatives; two of convenient size for the Senate and the Executive Departments, and rooms for all the offices immediately connected with the Government. In front is an extensive common adorned with trees tastefully arranged, which, when grown into shades, will afford a delightful promenade.

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