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Topic: washington dc

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[Monuments, Washington, D.C. Various studies - plans and elevations]

[Monuments, Washington, D.C. Various studies - plans and elevations]

Sketches show studies for circular, rectilinear, domed, and pyramidal monuments, also notations and computations on verso. Some schemes probably for U.S. Capitol.

[United States Capitol. Tortola scheme. Competition rendering of façade. Elevation with central dome and lantern]

[United States Capitol. Tortola scheme. Competition rendering of façad...

Architectural drawing showing Thornton's proposed design, known as the Tortola Scheme.

[United States Capitol. Tortola scheme. Competition rendering of façade. Elevation with central pediment and lantern]

[United States Capitol. Tortola scheme. Competition rendering of façad...

Architectural drawing showing Thornton's proposed design, known as the Tortola Scheme, with alternative design for flanking pavilions mounted to right.

Portrait of William Thornton

Portrait of William Thornton

William Thornton (May 20, 1759 - 28 March 1828) was the original architect of the United States Capitol. Thornton's design for the Capitol had been submitted after the close of a competition in which 17 entries... more

Washington in 1800

Washington in 1800

Photo shows a black-and-white engraving published in 1834 to portray Washington, D.C. and the west front of the U.S. Capitol grounds as they were in 1800. Includes the west end of the west grounds and Pennsylv... more