Above the fireplace is the painting Washington, Lafayette & Tilghman at Yorktown by Charles Willson Peale; the work was commissioned by the Maryland Legislature in 1783 and added to the State House collection the following year.
The painting depicts General George Washington, Lafayette and Washington's aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman.
It was in the Old Senate Chamber that Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army on December 23, 1783.
The Senate chamber is located in a wing added to the original structure between 19.
The room is illuminated by a Tiffany-style skylight above.
The annex includes the Grand Staircase from the first to the second floors; above the staircase is the painting Washington Resigning His Commission by Edwin White, executed in 1858.
In 2017, two additional paintings, both from the collection of the Enoch Pratt Free Library—were hung above the staircase.
In 2011, the old paint was removed and replaced with white oil-based paint. The statute of Taney, a Marylander, is controversial because of Taney's support for slavery and his authorship of the U. As a result, a movement in support of removing the statue as emerged.
Located on the lawn of the State House is a statue of Roger B. In response to criticism, the State House Trust—made up of the governor, the speaker of the state house, the president of the state senate, and the chair of the Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees—added interpretive plaques " explaining the controversy over his divisive opinion and its place in the evolution of the nation’s stance toward slavery." On the opposite side of the Capitol, the Trust also added a statue of Baltimore native Thurgood Marshall, the first black U. Supreme Court justice, and agreed in 2016 to place statues of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass in the State House.In the mid-1990s, the cypress dome underwent a structural renovation and repainting.However, the latex paint that was used failed to bond due to preceding layers, causing it to flake. Sandford (1857), which upheld the denial of citizenship to African Americans.The large dome is topped by a balustraded balcony, another octagonal drum and a lantern capped by a lightning rod.The rod was constructed and grounded according to the direct specifications of its inventor, Benjamin Franklin.The Maryland State House is located in Annapolis, Maryland and is the oldest U. state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772.