Explore the placement of the capstone on the Washington Monument, made of aluminum and placed in 1885. See the famous inscription on its East side, "Laus Deo" meaning "Praise be to God". Read about it in Dan Brown's book, "The Lost Symbol".
Take a look at this stunning, never-before-seen old photograph of the Washington Monument, as viewed from the old State, War, and Navy Building. Get a unique angle of the Monument and learn more about a historic building in our nation's capital.