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Architecture of Washington DC

12 January 2012

1792 – Design for Congress House, Washington DC

Architect: James Diamond Proposal for a Congress House by James Diamond, 1792.

22 November 2011

1794 – Design for Executive Mansion, Washington DC

Architect: James Hoban Hoban’s final Executive Mansion design. The earlier design of a three-story residence was modified at the request of then President George Washington for reasons of economy. His design is believed...

12 February 2013

1866 – Dome of the U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C.

Architect: Thomas U. Walter Constructed during the period 1855-1866, the dome was designed by the Philadelphia architect Thomas U. Walter, who was also the architect of the House and Senate extensions. Montgomery C....

01 March 2011

1877 – Columbia Institution for the Deaf & Dumb, Washington DC

Architect: F.C. Withers Perspective of the College Building published in The Building News, July 28th 1876. College Hall, one of the first structures erected on Gallaudet’s campus, was designed by Frederick Clark Withers...

12 July 2011

1889 – National Bank of Washington, Washington DC

Architect: James G. Hill Published in the American Architect and Building News, March 2 1889.

13 July 2011

1889 – Proposed Municipal Buildings, Washington DC

Architect: Willis Jefferson Polk Proposal published in the American Architect and Building News.

06 May 2010

1898 – House at Washington DC., USA

Architect: J. Graham Fairley Perspective view including plans published in The Building News, August 12th 1898 with the comment “Owing to Mr. Fairley’s absence from home, no description of this drawing for a...

04 November 2013

1907 – Union Station, Washington D.C.

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company Constructed by the US Government, Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the cost of the land and terminal exceeded 18 million in 1907. AT the time...

12 January 2012

1912 – Lincoln Memorial Proposal, Washington DC

Architect: John Russell Pope According to the Smithsonian, “Some historians believe that he created radical designs in a last-ditch effort to discourage the Lincoln Memorial Commission from using the swampy location, west of...