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February 3, 1939. Washington, D.C. "House-Capitol tunnel may get moving walk. Footsore Congressmen may find succor in their journey from the House office building to the Capitol by proposed installation of a 'moving sidewalk.' President Roosevelt made the supplemental request for $200,000 in an appropriation bill sent to the House Wednesday. David Lynn, Capitol Architect, made a similar proposal last year. A rail subway between the two offices has been decided to be impractical because of the heavy traffic between House office buildings and the Capitol." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.