View of Municipal Building

View of Municipal Building Washington District of Columbia


Stock #: 314654
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: W. H. Garrison, Inc
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Municipal Building, Washington, D.C., located at 14th and Pennsylvania Aves., is the home of the District of Columbia Government. It is a beautiful white marble structure, 243 feet x 196 feet and cost, exclusive of site, nearly $2,000,000. The District of Columbia is under the executive control of three Commissioners, two Civilians and one Army Engineer, who are appointed by the President. Congress makes its laws and pays have of the Municipal expense as an offset against non-assessment for taxes of United States property. Besides the office of the District Commissioners, the Police, Fire and Health Depts. are also located in the Municipal Building. A statue of Alexander P. Shepherd, the last Governor of the District of Columbia, by U.S.J. Dunbar, is erected in front of it
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