by Calder Loth
(The following is taken from the final report of the Old Senate Chamber Architectural Advisory Committee that was presented to the Maryland State House Trust in January 2009)
All buildings change, some much more than others. Although the Maryland State House is America’s oldest functioning state capitol building, it is very different, especially on its interior, from the building that was first occupied in 1779. From the start, it was subjected to alterations and repairs that affected its appearance inside and out.