"Beef Depot Monument" - 1862

Beef Depot Monument (i.e., Washington Monument)

Prior to completion, the Washington Monument was an eyesore, sitting as an unfinished stub. For some time, it was used as grounds to raise cattle and inside, they would slaughter the cows for beef.

"Beef Depot Monument" - 1862
“Beef Depot Monument” – 1862

Source: Library of Congress

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