Beautiful View of Capitol Building From The East Notable People & Places Thu Jul 18th, 2013 2 Comments What an amazing photograph from the 1860s. Thanks again to the Library of Congress for this one. east front of the Capitol Building Source: Library of Congress Get more GoDC posts by emailSign up to receive our great posts right in your inbox! Tags 1860s, The Capitol Building Amazon.com Widgets DC20009 With Horatio Greenough’s shocking dirty statue of George Washington still banished to the lawn. ET Every time I see exterior shots feature that statue I just have to smile.