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Tami Roy

HIS 101

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The White House

Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20500The White house was built between 1792 and 1800 and is the home and office to the president of the United States. The building was based off of the Neoclassical architectural style and is made up of six stories. The architect who begun building the white house was James Hoban and was found by president George Washington in Charleston, SC. The president liked the work that Hoban was doing on a court house in Charleston so he asked him to build the white house. The white house has been reconstructed various times by a handful of presidents, but the initial building took about eight years.

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The Washington Monument

Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington DC 20007Construction on the Washington Monument began in 1848 and ended in 1884. The building was created to pay respect to the first president, George Washington. The architect for the building of the monument was Robert Mills. The monument is constructed of granite, marble, and bluestone gneiss and stands at about 555 feet tall, which is the tallest building in D.C. It is the world’s tallest stone structure and stands to the east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial. The Washington Monument is currently under construction due to damage caused by hurricane Irene.

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The Lincoln Memorial

Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington DC 20037The Lincoln Memorial was built to honor Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. The architect for the building was Henry Bacon. The memorial was structured after Greek temples and is a neoclassical monument. Inside there is a statue of Lincoln which is 19 ft. high and weighs about 175 tons. The sculptors name was Daniel Chester French. Also found on the interior, there is Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural speech and his Gettysburg address which are engraved.

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Union Station

Address: 40 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC 20002Union Station opened on October 27th 1907. It was important because it brought all of the cities rail roads to one place, which allowed for more tourists. The architect for the building was Daniel Burnham and the architectural style was Beaux-Arts and very classical. It is made of marble, gold leaf, and granite. Today it serves Amtrak, Metro subway trains, and local buses.

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Saint Matthews Cathedral

Address: 1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC 20036Saint Matthews Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral established in 1839. It was dedicated to the Apostle Matthew and has a 35 ft mosaic of Matthew inside. It is the seat of the Archbishop Donald Cardinal Wuerl. The building is a red brick church with Romanesque architecture, which was inspired by Italian churches. The architects name is C. Grant LaFarge. The Cathedral is shaped like a Latin cross and seats around 950 people.

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The Washington National Cathedral

Address: 3 101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20016The Washington National Cathedral is an Episcopal church and is the second largest cathedral in the United States. Construction on the building began in 1907 with the head architect being George Frederick Bodley and the supervising architect being Henry Vaughan. The cathedrals architectural style is gothic and the primary building material is gray Indiana limestone. The cathedral is very decorated, it contains over 200 stained glass windows. Not only is it a church, but it is also a burial place for many important people, from Woodrow Wilson to Helen Keller.

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The Old Post Office Pavilion

Address: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004The Old Post Office Pavilion is known as the old post office and the clock tower, but was renamed the Nancy Hanks Center. It was designed by Willoughby J. Edbrooke, and is very old-fashioned and has a rustication style that includes semi circular arches. The building has a 315 ft clock tower, and was the first government building to have its own personal electric power plant.

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The Library of Congress

Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC 20540The Library of Congress was founded in 1800 by John Adams. It is the research library of the United States Congress and is one of the the largest libraries in the world. The library is located in four buildings. The people of the public are not allowed to check out any books, only high ranking government officials and employees are allowed to do so.

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Works Cited

• "National Park Site." National Register of Historic Places Official Website., 13 Jun 2011. Web. 29 Apr 2013.

• "Old Post Office Pavilion-One of DC area." The Old Post Office Pavilion. Hill Partners Inc.. Web. 29 Apr 2013. <>.

• Photographs taken by myself and my brother

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