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Library of Congress Main Reading Room

With its synthesis of architecture, art, decoration and ambition, the Library of Congress's Jefferson Building ranks among America's greatest achievements. When it opened in 1897 writers could not find enough ways to herald the new day they saw for American civilization. The grandeur of the building, its size and scope, the noble artwork and fascinating sculpture left many Americans breathless.

 

For more information about the buildings of the Library of Congress visit: www.aoc.gov/cc/LOC.cfm

 

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Taken on November 7, 2011