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The United States Capitol

The United States Capitol Washington District of Columbia
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Stock #: 340238
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: The Washington News Company
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Sets on a height overlooking the amphitheater of the Potomac, is one of the largest and stateliest buildings in the world. It is 751 feet in length and 350 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 1793; the central building was finished in 1797; and the extensions were first occupied by Congress in 1857 and 1859