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New Archives Building, Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues

New Archives Building, Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues Washington District of Columbia
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Stock #: 9818
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: B. S. Reynolds Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Archives Building occupies the square bounded by Constitution Avenue, 9th Street, Penn Avenue and 7th Street. It is 406 feet long and 300 feet wide and the cost was approximately $12,000,000. The upper part is constructed of Indiana Limestone, and the lower of Mass, granite. The Statues on the Constitution Avenue front symbolize The Protector of the Archives and Future Generations. Those on the Penn Avenue front typify Past and Future History. The large figure on the tympanum symbolizes Destiny, and the eagles on the side, Lofty Courage. In this building is kept all important documents of every Department of the U S. Government