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Robert Deshon Collection
Description: This is the front facade of the United States Capitol. The construction of the United States Capitol started in 1793 under architect William Thornton, whose design won the competition initiated by Thomas Jefferson, and provided the basis for the building. Over the course of its construction, the architects changed as each president selected a new designer. Benjamin Latrobe took over in 1803, and he was replaced by Charles Bulfinch in 1818. Thomas Ustick Walter completed the building in 1851 by adding the current dome as well as the House and Senate wings. The building is Neoclassical. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV101_B01F07_546
Subjects: United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.); domes (architectural elements); gardens; wings (building divisions); terraces (landscaped-site elements); columns (architectural elements); Neoclassical
Places: Washington (D.C.)