Washington Monument’s Original Design

This print shows Robert Mills’ original design for the Washington Monument, clearly a far more elaborate and ornate version of what we have today.

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Robert Mills's original design for the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.
Robert Mills’s original design for the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Source: Library of Congress

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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1910s Night Photo of Washington Monument

Here’s a terrific old photo of the Washington Monument at night. Source: Library of Congress