University Hall, Harvard University

Charles Bulfinch

Sometimes called the first American professional architect, Charles Bulfinch studied in Europe, after graduating from Harvard, and imported the new Neo-classical architectural style to the United States. Bulfinch worked in Boston for several decades until in 1817 he became architect of the U. S. Capitol, a post he held until 1830.

The front facade


Neo-classical details: engaged fluted pilasters with Ionic capitals, the fanlight above the entrance, the balustrade, the doors with transom lights, and the wrought-iron fence

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