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Baltimore, 1776

Allyn Cox

Oil on Canvas


Hall of Capitols

House wing, Cox Corridors


The Congress moved to Baltimore, Maryland, a safer haven during the war than Philadelphia, after the Declaration of Independence. It met in this rented building, since known as Old Congress House; the building was destroyed by fire in 1860.


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Taken on December 20, 2011