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Glenn Brown's History of the United States Capitol

Author: Glenn Brown; William Bushong; United States. Architect of the Capitol.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [2007]
Series: United States congressional serial set, serial no. 14909.; House document (United States. Congress. House), 108-240.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : Annotated ed. in commemoration of the Bicentennial of the United States CapitolView all editions and formats
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The publication of this book is part of the celebration of the bicentennial of the United States Capitol. The bicentennial period extended from 1993, the anniversary of the laying of the first cornerstone of the Capitol by President George Washington on September 18, 1793, to the year 2000, the two-hundredth anniversary of the year the Congress moved to the new national capital on the banks of the Potomac River.
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Genre/Form: History
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Brown, Glenn, 1854-1932.
Glenn Brown's History of the United States Capitol.
Washington, D.C. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., [2007]
(OCoLC)624432753
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Brown; William Bushong; United States. Architect of the Capitol.
ISBN: 9780160753688 0160753686
OCLC Number: 38105638
Description: xxiii, 644 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 32 cm.
Contents: Volume I: The Old Capitol-1792-1850 --
Brown's Dedication --
Author's Preface --
Introduction by Charles Moore --
Chapter I. The Selection of Sites for Federal Buildings --
Chapter II. The Competition for a Design --
Chapter III. The Work of Dr. William Thornton, Architect --
Chapter IV. The Work of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Architect --
Chapter V. The Work of Charles Bulfinch, Architect --
Chapter VI. The Old Capitol as Completed --
Chapter VII. Statuary and Paintings in the Old Capitol --
Chapter VIII. History of the Architects of the Old Capitol --
Chapter IX. History of the Principal Superintendents --
X. Data Concerning Men and Material Connected with the Old Capitol --
Volume II: History of the United States Capitol --
Chapter XI. The Competition for the Extension of the Capitol --
Chapter XII. The Work of Thomas U. Walter --
Chapter XIII. The Work on the Capitol Under the Supervision of Edward Clark, Architect --
Chapter XIV. The Heating and Ventilation of the Capitol --
Chapter XV. Elevators and Lighting --
Chapter XVI. The Building as Completed from Walters Designs --
XVII. The Terraces and Landscape Work --
Chapter XVIII. Recent Alterations and Proposed Additions to the Capitol --
XIX. Decorations --
XX. Sculpture --
XXI. Paintings and Frescoes --
Chapter XXII. Architects of the Capitol Extension --
Chapter XXIII. Superintendents of the Capitol Extension --
Chapter XXIV. Miscellaneous Data of the Capitol Extension.
Series Title: United States congressional serial set, serial no. 14909.; House document (United States. Congress. House), 108-240.
Other Titles: History of the United States Capitol
Responsibility: introduction and annotations by William B. Bushong ; prepared by the Architect of the Capitol for the United States Capitol Preservation Commission.

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The publication of this book is part of the celebration of the bicentennial of the United States Capitol. The bicentennial period extended from 1993, the anniversary of the laying of the first cornerstone of the Capitol by President George Washington on September 18, 1793, to the year 2000, the two-hundredth anniversary of the year the Congress moved to the new national capital on the banks of the Potomac River.

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