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U. S. Capitol Washington District of Columbia
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Stock #: 103876
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Postmark: 1913 Nov-03
PM City: Washington
PM State: DC
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The United States Capitol, set on a height overlooking the amphitheater of the Potomac's one of the largest and stateliest buildings in the world. It is 751 feet in length and 350 feet in width, covering three and a half acres. The statue of Freedom on the dome towers 307 feet above the esplanade .the Cornerstone was laid by President Washington in 1773; the central building was finished in 1797. and the extensions were first occupied by Congress in 1857 and 1859.