Centennial Anniversary of the Laying of the Corner-Stone of the National Capitol, September 18, 1793 (Classic Reprint)

Centennial Anniversary of the Laying of the Corner-Stone of the National Capitol, September 18, 1793 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Centennial Anniversary of the Laying of the Corner-Stone of the National Capitol, September 18, 1793 The city is divided into the Northwest, Northeast, South east, and Southwest quarters by imaginary lines drawn North and South and East and West through the center of the Capitol, and from this center the streets and build ings are lettered and numbered. It is worthy of note that Mr. Edward Clark, architect of the Capitol, has held that office for more than a quarter of a century, having been appointed in 1865. His immediate predecessor, Mr. Thomas U. Walter, was appointed in 1851. In the course of an address at a recent public meeting, an official of high position and character remarked, in sub stance, that during his nearly thirty years of official life in Washington, he had met here visitors from every civilized land, and that all of them, perhaps without exception, in speaking of the Capitol, had pronounced it the noblest and most beautiful public building of modern times. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 86g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024312192X
  • 9780243121922