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Washington Monument, High ground West of Fifteenth Street, Northwest, b, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title


Location
b, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-428
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N107).
Building/structure dates: 1848 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1901 subsequent work
Significance: Built to commemorate the first president of the United States, the monument has also become a hallowed symbol of the nation's government and the city in which it is located. Though the eminent nineteenth-century American architect Robert Mills conceived the initial design, the structure also reflects the technical knowledge and aesthetic judgment of Thomas Lincoln Casey, the Arm Corps engineer charged with completing the project. under Casey, a stagnant construction campaign emblematic of mid-century political and economic turmoil at long last produced the tallest building of its day and an enduring American icon.

Subjects
U.S. Presidents
Monuments & Memorials
Obelisks


Related Names
Mills, Robert
Marsh, George Perkins
Washington, Pres. George
Washington National Monument Society
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW FROM THE NORTH
2. GENERAL VIEW FROM THE SOUTH
3. GENERAL VIEW FROM THE WEST, SHOWING REFLECTING POOL IN FOREGROUND
4. GENERAL VIEW FROM THE WEST, SHOWING REFLECTING POOL IN FOREGROUND (CLOSER VIEW)
5. Photocopy of photograph (from collection of the Smithsonian Institution) sometime between 1855 and 1880 UNFINISHED SHAFT OF MONUMENT
6. Photocopy of photograph (from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution) sometime between 1880 and 1884 UNFINISHED SHAFT OF MONUMENT
7. Photocopy of photograph (from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution) ca. 1884 PYRAMIDAL CAPSTONE BEING FINISHED IN PLACE [not D.C : Sioux City, Iowa]
8. East elevation, from base to 66'. Mark Schara, photographer; 30 March 1994.
9. East elevation, from 12' to 118'. Mark Schara, photographer; 30 March 1994.
10. East elevation, from 26' to 200'. Mark Schara, photographer; 30 March 1994.
11. East elevation, from base to 170'. Mark Schara, photographer; 30 March 1994.
12. East elevation, from base to 56'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.
13. East elevation, from 20' to 116'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.
14. East elevation, from 72' to 168'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.
15. East elevation, from 124' to 224'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.
16. East elevation, from 176' to 278'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.
17. East elevation, from 224' to 334'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.
18. East elevation, from 274' to 392'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.
19. East elevation, from 370' to 500'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1933.
20. East elevation, from 450' to apex. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.
21. South elevation, from base to 66'. Mark Schara, photographer; 30 March 1994.
22. South elevation, from 10' to 114'. Mark Schara, photographer; 30 March 1994.
23. South elevation, from 26' to 102'. Mark Schara, photographer; 30 March 1994.
24. South elevation, from base to 162'. Mark Schara, photographer; 30 March 1994.
25. South elevation, from base to 98'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.
26. South elevation, from 18' to 118'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.
27. South elevation, from 104' to 206'. Jack Boucher, photographer; 29 September 1993.


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