Proposed 1873 Design for Library of Congress

This is what the Library of Congress could have looked like if Leon Beaver’s design from 1873 was selected.

1873 proposed design for the Library of Congress by Leon Beaver
1873 proposed design for the Library of Congress by Leon Beaver

Here’s a second rendering of the building with some perspective.

proposed Library of Congress design
proposed Library of Congress design

Check out a few more of his drawings here.

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