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The Oldest Building in All 50 States

Popular Mechanics Logo By Tim Newcomb of Popular Mechanics | Slide 1 of 52: The oldest building in America's smallest state, Rhode Island, is a red timber structure built as a private residence and converted into a tavern in 1673 (it has also held the Rhode Island General Assembly). In our largest state, Alaska, the honor goes to a storage facility for the Russian-American Company.The researchers at NeoMam Studios scoured through forts, cabins, missions, hospitals, and Native American builds to find a diverse collection of history and architecture with this collection of the oldest building still standing in every state.

The oldest building in America's smallest state, Rhode Island, is a red timber structure built as a private residence and converted into a tavern in 1673 (it has also held the Rhode Island General Assembly). In our largest state, Alaska, the honor goes to a storage facility for the Russian-American Company.

The researchers at NeoMam Studios scoured through forts, cabins, missions, hospitals, and Native American builds to find a diverse collection of history and architecture with this collection of the oldest building still standing in every state.

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