The Evolution of Washington, DC: Historical Selections from by James M. Goode

By James M. Goode

The Evolution of Washington, DC is a notable quantity that includes decide upon items of the intense number of Washingtoniana donated by way of Albert H. Small to the George Washington college in 2011. It showcases treasures akin to an 1860 lithograph of the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson in entrance of the White apartment and a modern print of outdated Potomac River steamboats. different exact items comprise early designs for the White condominium, the Capitol, and the Washington Monument in addition to presidential photographs and Civil battle memorabilia. each one object--from architectural plans and topographical maps to letters and advertisements--tells a desirable tale, and jointly they illustrate the historical past of our nation's capital and certainly our state itself.

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He also planned to expand the colonnade on the central portico to cover the space leading to the wings on each side, giving the building a more monumental look. By 1808 Latrobe had perfected the floor plan for the House chamber (now Statuary Hall), the Senate, and the Supreme Court. After the British burned the two wings of the Capitol on August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, Latrobe returned to work on rebuilding the Capitol in March 1815. When Latrobe resigned in November 1817, President Monroe appointed Charles Bulfinch of Boston as the new Architect of the Capitol, a title still in use today.

Force was very civic minded, serving on the Washington City Council, as mayor from 1836 to 1840, trustee of the Columbian College (now the George Washington University), board member of the Washington National Monument Society, and president of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science. The last group was absorbed into the Smithsonian Institution. He was known throughout the United States for his lifetime of collecting and preserving books, pamphlets, newspapers, diaries, and letters relating to the history of the American Revolution.

Capitol, adding new House and Senate wings. The architectural competition for this project in 1850 awarded the design to Philadelphia architect Thomas U. Walter. Colored lithograph, Thomas U. Walter’s Winning Design for the Capitol Extension, Edward Sachse, Baltimore, 1852. 5 × 28 in. AS 411. Thomas U. Walter’s Winning Design for the Capitol Extension Walter’s design consisted of House and Senate wings, south and north respectively, with porticos and steps on their east fronts. Each chamber would have outside windows opening under colonnades.

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