United States Capitol

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Title

United States Capitol
US Capitol Building

Agent

Charles Bulfinch (American architect, 1763-1844)
Thomas Ustick Walter (American architect, 1804-1887)
William Thornton (American architect, 1759-1828)
Benjamin Henry Latrobe (British architect, 1764-1820)

Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Date

1793-1863 (creation)
18th century
19th century

Style Period

Neoclassical

Cultural Context

American

Worktype

buildings
public buildings
legislative buildings

Material

stone: sandstone

Technique

construction

Subject

Architecture and City Planning

Description

The building was originally designed by William Thornton. This plan was subsequently modified by Stephen Hallet, Benjamin Latrobe and then Charles Bulfinch. The current dome and the House and Senate wings were designed by Thomas U. Walter and August Schoenborn, a German immigrant, and were completed under the supervision of Edward Clark. The building is marked by its central dome above a rotunda and two wings, one for each chamber of Congress: the north wing is the Senate chamber and the south wing is the House of Representatives chamber. Above these chambers are galleries where visitors can watch the Senate and House of Representatives.

Rights

© Saif Haq
Users must request permission from the copyright holder for all use in publications, including theses and dissertations.

ID

Haq1103

Source

Saif Haq

Collection

Citation

Bulfinch, Charles et al, United States Capitol, 1793-1863 (creation), Washington, District of Columbia, United States, TTU Arch Design Images. Image Source: Saif Haq. https://archimage.lib.ttu.edu/items/show/19028.

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