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Home > District of Columbia > Washington > U.S. Capitol, Intersection of North, South, & East Capitol Stree, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Historic American Buildings Survey Copy Of Old Photograph East Front Of Capitol Dome Under Construction, Showing Clairvoyee And Gates
HB278931
Historic American Buildings Survey Copy Of Old Photograph East Front Of Capitol Dome Under Construction, Showing Clairvoyee And Gates
Historic American Buildings Survey Copy Of Old Photograph West Front Of Capitol Dome Under Construction(note Gatehouse At Left Of Axial Walk,) July 1861.
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Historic American Buildings Survey Copy Of Old Photograph West Front Of Capitol Dome Under Construction(note Gatehouse At Left Of Axial Walk,) July 1861.
Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S
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Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S
Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S
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Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S
Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S
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Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S
East Facade, From The Southeast
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East Facade, From The Southeast
West Front, From Across Grounds
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West Front, From Across Grounds
West Front, From The Northwest
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West Front, From The Northwest
Detail, West Front, Northern And Central Sections
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Detail, West Front, Northern And Central Sections
Detail, West Front, Northern Section
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Detail, West Front, Northern Section
Detail, West Front, Central Section And Southern Section
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Detail, West Front, Central Section And Southern Section
Detail, West Front, Southern Section
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Detail, West Front, Southern Section
Detail, West Front, Central Section, Portico And Dome
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Detail, West Front, Central Section, Portico And Dome
Detail, West Front, Central Section, Portico And Dome (statue Of John Marshall In Foreground)
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Detail, West Front, Central Section, Portico And Dome (statue Of John Marshall In Foreground)
Detail, West Front, Central Section, Portico And Dome (at Night)
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Detail, West Front, Central Section, Portico And Dome (at Night)
Detail, West Front, Central Section, Dome
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Detail, West Front, Central Section, Dome
Detail, West Front, Northern Section, Wing And Portico
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Detail, West Front, Northern Section, Wing And Portico
Detail, West Front Northern And Central Sections, Porticos
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Detail, West Front Northern And Central Sections, Porticos
Detail, West Front, Southern Section, Portico
HB278949
Detail, West Front, Southern Section, Portico
View West From Western Terrace Toward Washington Monument
HB278950
View West From Western Terrace Toward Washington Monument


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Item Title


Location
& East Capitol Stree, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-38
Building/structure dates: 1793 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1803 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1819 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1851 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1959 subsequent work
National Register Number: 19600002
Significance: Symbolic of the nation's political system, it is the country's most important civic structure. Set the precedent for the Classical Revival style in the public buildings of the new capital. Western terrace added and grounds landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted 1875-1892.

Subjects
People Associated With Politics & Government
Legislators
Capitols


Related Names
Thornton, William
Latrobe, Benjamin H.
Bulfinch, Charles
Walter, Thomas U.
Olmsted, Frederick Law
Stewart, J. George


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy of old photograph East Front of Capitol Dome under Construction, Showing Clairvoyee and Gates
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Copy of old photograph West Front of Capitol Dome under Construction(Note gatehouse at left of axial walk,) July 1861.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S. Burns, Photographer c. 1934-35 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S. Burns, Photographer C 1934-1935 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Albert S. Burns, Photographer c. 1934-35 VIEW FROM WEST
6. EAST FACADE, FROM THE SOUTHEAST
7. WEST FRONT, FROM ACROSS GROUNDS
8. WEST FRONT, FROM THE NORTHWEST
9. DETAIL, WEST FRONT, NORTHERN AND CENTRAL SECTIONS
10. DETAIL, WEST FRONT, NORTHERN SECTION
11. DETAIL, WEST FRONT, CENTRAL SECTION AND SOUTHERN SECTION
12. DETAIL, WEST FRONT, SOUTHERN SECTION
13. DETAIL, WEST FRONT, CENTRAL SECTION, PORTICO AND DOME
14. DETAIL, WEST FRONT, CENTRAL SECTION, PORTICO AND DOME (STATUE OF JOHN MARSHALL IN FOREGROUND)
15. DETAIL, WEST FRONT, CENTRAL SECTION, PORTICO AND DOME (AT NIGHT)
16. DETAIL, WEST FRONT, CENTRAL SECTION, DOME
17. DETAIL, WEST FRONT, NORTHERN SECTION, WING AND PORTICO
18. DETAIL, WEST FRONT NORTHERN AND CENTRAL SECTIONS, PORTICOS
19. DETAIL, WEST FRONT, SOUTHERN SECTION, PORTICO
20. VIEW WEST FROM WESTERN TERRACE TOWARD WASHINGTON MONUMENT
EAST FACADE, FROM THE SOUTHEAST
WEST FRONT, FROM THE NORTHWEST
DETAIL, WEST FRONT, NORTHERN AND CENTRAL SECTIONS
DETAIL, WEST FRONT, CENTRAL SECTION AND SOUTHERN SECTION
DETAIL, WEST FRONT, CENTRAL SECTION, DOME


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