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Washington Monument, High ground West of Fifteenth Street, Northwest, between Independence & Constitution Avenues, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Washington Monument, High ground West of Fifteenth Street, Northwest, between Independence & Constitution Avenues, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Summary

See also HAER DC-5 for additional documentation.
Significance: Built to commemorate the first president of the United States, the monument has also become a hallowed symbol of the nation's government and the city in which it is located. Though the eminent nineteenth-century American architect Robert Mills conceived the initial design, the structure also reflects the technical knowledge and aesthetic judgment of Thomas Lincoln Casey, the Army Corps engineer charged with completing the project. Under Casey, a stagnant construction campaign emblematic of mid-century political and economic turmoil at long last produced the tallest building of its day and an enduring American icon.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N107
Survey number: HABS DC-428
Building/structure dates: 1848-1884 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1901 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000035

person

Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Mills, Robert
Marsh, George Perkins
Washington, George
Washington National Monument Society
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
place

Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90719, -77.03687
Google Map of 38.9071923, -77.0368707
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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