December 13, 2013
These are two amazing images that we dug up on the Internet. The first shows the construction of a concrete foundation for the structure. The second shows the team digging down to make the...
December 6, 2013
Check out this cool proposed design to finish the Washington Monument. Construction didn’t restart on the unfinished monument until 1879 after Congress appropriated another $200,000 to complete it. Below is one of the proposals...
November 13, 2013
Forgive us if we posted this before, but we can’t remember, and second … it’s amazing, so you should check it out (and share this on Facebook with your friends). Source: Cornell University Library
November 11, 2013
Check out this cool photo that we dug up on Flickr. It was taken in 1942, and the Jefferson Memorial is not quite ready for dedication. It would open on April 13th, 1943. And...
October 15, 2013
Here’s a drawing we found from the Library of Congress depicting the finishing touches on the Washington Monument – the placement of the capstone. This capstone, made of aluminum, was placed atop the monument...
October 11, 2013
Here’s a terrific old photograph that we dug up. We’ve never seen this angle before, showing the top of the Washington Monument, as viewed from the old State, War, and Navy Building. Source: Boston...
October 9, 2013
What a different Washington. Check out these views from the Washington Monument in 1924. Make sure you click on them for greater details. Source: Boston Public Library
September 10, 2013
Here’s a photo of something that you’re not likely to see today. It’s a shot of the Washington Monument, taken from an airplane directly above it. Source: Shorpy
August 23, 2013
This is a terrific old photograph from the south tower of Healy Hall. It’s looking over the Potomac River toward the Washington Monument in 1890. Source: Georgetown University Library