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The Beautiful, Painstaking Restoration Of The U.S. Capitol

The Beautiful, Painstaking Restoration Of The U.S. Capitol

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In 1792, an ad appeared in newspapers along the East Coast. It advertised a design competition for the new U.S. Capitol, with a prize of $500–not chump change, in those days–and a deadline of four months. In the end, 13 people submitted designs, which were “fairly crude,” writes historian and …

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