Excellent View Down East Capitol from The Capitol Dome

This is a great view down East Capitol St. from the Dome, taken around 1880.

Photograph shows Carroll Row, a block of five houses at 1st & A Street, SE, razed in 1887 for construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Includes the sign "Architect."
Photograph shows Carroll Row, a block of five houses at 1st & A Street, SE, razed in 1887 for construction of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Includes the sign “Architect.”

UPDATE: GoDCer Leonard sent along this great shot (a little blurry), from the same vantage point today. So cool!

view down East Capitol from the Dome
view down East Capitol from the Dome

 

 

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