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These 20 sandstone Corinthian Columns were originally built as part of the U.S. Capitol Building's east portico in 1828. After the Civil War a larger and more ornate iron Capitol Dome was designed for the Capitol in 1866. Then in 1958 the Capitol Building was enlarged with a new east portico, requiring the removal of the Columns. Not until 1984 was a new home created for the Columns. Within the National Arboretum a reflecting pool was created and the original east portico steps served as a foundation for the Columns, including a rivulet of water descending into the pool.

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  • Copyright: Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 1 N: 2668] (10983)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1999-06-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-27 4:44
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