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U.S. Capitol, Old Supreme Court Chamber, Intersection of North, South, & East Capitol Streets & Capitol Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

U.S. Capitol, Old Supreme Court Chamber, Intersection of North, South, & East Capitol Streets & Capitol Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Significance: Designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe and is located on the ground floor of the original north wing of the U.S. Capitol. The space occupied what had been the lower part of the two-story Senate Chamber when Latrobe's work at the Capitol began in 1803, only the north wing had been constructed, and many of its interior features were already in poor condition. In a repair and reconstruction effort Latrobe introduced new vaults and domes supported on new columns and piers along existing walls...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1062
Survey number: HABS DC-38-B

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Latrobe, Henry, deisgner
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90719, -77.03687
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