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Washington DC - Library of Congress - Historic Building

Washington DC - Library of Congress - Historic Building

Constructed between 1888 and 1897, the Library of Congress is located in Washington, D.C. at the intersection of 1st St. and Independance Avenue. It's beautiful, large-scale building is comprised mainly of marble, granite, iron, and bronze. The Library's architectural style is reminiscent of that of ancient Greece. It's typical Greek characteristics include columns of the Ionic order, relief sculpture, and statues of Greek god figures, such as Poseidon, god of the sea. These attributes are significantly comparable to those of the altar of Pergamon located in present day Turkey. Housing thousands of books, music, and art collections, the Library of Congress contains numerous reading rooms used by the public people. It is not restricted to use by special officials, but welcomes everybody as it was constructed specifically to serve as the American national library. Italian Renaissance designed bt J.L. Smithmeyer and P.J. Pelz.
NRHP #76002127

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Photo prise @ Washington le 1 janvier 2002 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo - 54M View - Thank You / Flickr)

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