Southeast View from the Capitol Dome

Happy Sunday. Below is an amazing photograph, taken around 1880 from the top of the U.S. Capitol. The view is southeast, down Pennsylvania Ave., toward the Anacostia River. It includes a block of five homes at 1st and A St. SE, built around 1800 and razed in 1887 to build the Library of Congress.

view southeast from the U.S. Capitol

view southeast from the U.S. Capitol

Thanks to the Library of Congress for this amazing shot.

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  • firecoalman

    I wonder what that collection of stele-like objects would be in the left foreground. Anyone know?