The Treasury Building in 1860, Before the Civil War

Do you recognize the Treasury Building? This photo shows it back in 1860, before the Civil War.

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Treasury Building in 1860
Treasury Building in 1860

Source: Library of Congress

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  • ET

    The cows are throwing me off…..

    It looks like there was some construction debris. South Wing of the building was constructed finished up by 1861 but the the West Wing was being worked on between 1862 and 1864.

  • PABrit

    They are oxen used for hauling in the city, particularly building works.