Architecture is a powerful form of art.
When a city builds a library, train station, school, or museum that adds to the streetscape, it can transform a neighborhood and increase emotional well-being of residents.
We asked readers to name the one architectural masterpiece they adore in their state. Responses ranged from a cliffside church to a famous lighthouse.
Here are the most beautiful buildings in every US state, plus Washington, DC:
Alabama — The Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center in Mobile
Honorable mentions: Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House in Florence; the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery
Alaska — The Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center in Fairbanks
Honorable mentions: Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Center in Juneau; Ketchikan Public Library
Arizona — The Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona
“Sedona is just completely filled with beauty,” a reader said. “And while I feel there are way too many churches in the US, I do love the Chapel of the Holy Cross.”
Honorable mention: San Xavier Mission in Tucson
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