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United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.: Hall of the House of Representatives

RIBA Ref No RIBA85933
Architect/DesignerBulfinch, Charles (1763-1844)
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry (1764-1820)
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, D. C.
Subject Date1819
Image Date1820
Library ReferenceSC179/35(3)
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectDomes ; Capitols ; Colonnades ; Government buildings
NOTES: This image shows the third site of the House of Representatives. After a temporary building, the first permanent Hall, designed by Latrobe, was completed in 1807 but destroyed in 1814 when the Capitol was burned during the War of 1812. The Hall was rebuilt as seen here between 1815 and 1819, begun by Latrobe and completed by Bulfinch. The acoustics proved troublesome and eventually the House of Representatives moved into its present quarters in 1857. Today this is the National Statuary Hall (or Old Hall of the House) and displays statues of prominent Americans.

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