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Under Construction: 1863

Under Construction: 1863

"Trinity Episcopal Church, 3rd & C & Ind. Ave." Unfinished Capitol in the background, circa 1863-64. View full size. Brady-Handy Collection.

 

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Note that both the Senate

Note that both the Senate and the House were in session when this photo was taken. See the flags flying over each chamber.

Third and Indiana

It's at 3rd and Indiana. Indiana no longer intersects with 3rd but there's an information plaque in the area which has this exact picture and describes the intersection and the history of it getting torn down to make way for I-395. (Check Google Street View at 526 D St NW to see the plaque, it's next to the Subway Restaurant).

Here today, gone tomorrow...

This photo was shot looking NW and shows the East side of the Capitol. The church is long gone and what you would see now is the back of the Annex to the Library of Congress.

[Wrong. This is the West Front. We're looking southeast. - Dave]

Number of automobiles: 0

I guess the Mall as we know it wasn't there yet. And the Lincoln Memorial site was probably a muddy patch of ground.

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