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The Committee: 1920

The Committee: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Red Cross group, Government Hotels." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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These "government hotels" are the dormitories constructed between the Capitol and Union Station duting WWI. Visible at rear--with second-story Romanesque arched windows, double pilasters, festoons under the top-story windows, and a baluster on the roof--is the north facade of the Russell Senate Office Building.

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