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160 Years Ago Today: Montgomery C. Meigs Sought Bricklayers for Expansion of the Capitol Building
Today marks the 160th anniversary of Montgomery C. Meigs seeking skilled bricklayers to help in the expansion of the Capitol Building. See a photo of the Capitol under construction during that time! Source: Library of Congress.
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What Did K Street Look Like in 1850?
There was a time when Washington, even the city itself, was very rural. Imagine livestock roaming the streets, unpaved roads, and small farms in the District.
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