1877 Drawing of Proposed Capitol Modifications

Architectural drawing for alterations to the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. West elevation Summary

Fascinating drawing of the U.S. Capitol from the 1870s showing proposed modifications to the building. This is the west elevation of the building, the opposite side of the National Mall.

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Architectural drawing for alterations to the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. West elevation Summary
Architectural drawing for alterations to the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. West elevation
Summary

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. He lives in Columbia Heights with Mrs. Ghost and Ghost Dog. On September 3rd, 2013, the second site launched as Ghosts of Baltimore.

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1874 Map of Suburban Mt. Pleasant

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