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Philadelphia, 1790

Allyn Cox

Oil on Canvas


Hall of Capitols

House wing, Cox Corridors


Following passage of the "Residence Act," which required the government to move to a new city on the Potomac River in 1800, Congress moved to Philadelphia for a 10-year stay at Congress Hall.


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Taken on December 20, 2011