September 3, 2008

US Capital Building, Washington D.C.

Posted in Historical Sites tagged , , at 9:15 am by Kendal

US Capital Building Washington D.C.

Constructed in the late 1700s the capital building is one the most well known pieces of Architecture in the USA.  Seems it is on the front of at least one school book a child will experience. During the war of 1812 the capital building was set fire to by the British and had to be reconstructed.  Along the way the Capital Building has had many renovations and expansions.  It currently is in use by the US government.  The Capital building is open for tours to visitors on first come/first served basis.

Click on text below to read more about the US Capital Building.

The United States Capitol is among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation. It has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries. The Capitol, which was started in 1793, has been through many construction phases. It stands today as a monument to the American people and their governmen


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