The Evolution of Washington, DC: Historical Selections from by James M. Goode

By James M. Goode

The Evolution of Washington, DC is a amazing quantity that includes choose items of the intense number of Washingtoniana donated by means of Albert H. Small to the George Washington college in 2011. It showcases treasures comparable to an 1860 lithograph of the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson in entrance of the White condo and a latest print of previous Potomac River steamboats. different detailed items contain early designs for the White condo, the Capitol, and the Washington Monument in addition to presidential pictures and Civil battle memorabilia. each one object--from architectural plans and topographical maps to letters and advertisements--tells a desirable tale, and jointly they illustrate the historical past of our nation's capital and certainly our country itself.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Evolution of Washington, DC: Historical Selections from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection at the George Washington University PDF

Similar buildings books

Eskimo Architecture: Dwelling and Structure in the Early Historic Period

The structure of Eskimo peoples represents a various and profitable technique of dealing with some of the most serious climates humankind can inhabit. the preferred photograph of the igloo is yet one of many many constructions tested by means of specialists Lee and Reinhardt within the first book-length and arctic-wide research of this outstanding topic.

The Discipline of Architecture

Structure A polemical examine how architectural wisdom is produced, disseminated, and got. within the titanic literature on architectural concept and perform, the ways that architectural wisdom is de facto taught, debated, and understood are too frequently missed. The essays gathered during this groundbreaking quantity tackle the present country of structure as a tutorial self-discipline.

Sanctuaries and the Sacred in the Ancient Greek World

This ebook explores the diversity of historical Greek sanctuaries--their settings, areas, shapes, and structures--and the rituals linked to them, akin to gala's and processions, sacrifice and libation, eating and consuming, prayer and supplying, dance, initiation, session, and purification. next chapters hint the results of the Roman conquest, the triumph of Christianity, in addition to the impression of Turks, tourists, archaeologists, and travelers on those websites.

Extra info for The Evolution of Washington, DC: Historical Selections from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection at the George Washington University

Sample text

11 × 8 in. AS 895. S. Capitol building has undergone many physical changes to its design. These 10 images from the Albert H. Small Collection show the evolution of the façade and floor plan until the Capitol was finished in 1865. One of the earliest items in the collection relating to the Capitol is this letter from President George Washington in Philadelphia on November 30, 1792, to David Stuart, one of the three commissioners of the District of Columbia. The president asks whether a plan has been selected for the Capitol.

Title page of The Stranger, in America, engraving, published by James Cunee, Albian Press, London, 1807. 25 in. AS 36. The Stranger, in America The federal government did not move from Philadelphia to Washington until 1800. In June of that year, the 130 federal employees began to move their furniture and papers to the new capital. They occupied two new executive office buildings adjacent to the White House—the Treasury Building to the east and the War Department to the west. In November 1800 Congress convened in the half-completed Capitol, and President John Adams occupied the White House.

Soon afterward, the house was reduced to two stories and a basement. The commissioners immediately hired Hoban to superintend the construction of the President’s House, a project that took eight years, 1792–1800. , where he would live for the next 39 years of his life. Title page of The Stranger, in America, engraving, published by James Cunee, Albian Press, London, 1807. 25 in. AS 36. The Stranger, in America The federal government did not move from Philadelphia to Washington until 1800. In June of that year, the 130 federal employees began to move their furniture and papers to the new capital.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 24 votes