Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Initials Discovered in the Dome

During the process of water-testing and sealing the tower dome, the project team has uncovered initials on the dome's framing. Dating to the 18th century, the timbers that create the framing for the tower dome are some of the oldest pieces of the Old State House. The initials, IR, are found on the center vertical timber. IR was probably a craftsman who built the dome framing in 1748.

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