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Washington, 1867

Allyn Cox

Oil on Canvas


Hall of Capitols

House wing, Cox Corridors


The expansion of the nation led to the growth of the Congress, and by 1850 the Capitol Building was much too small. Over a period of 17 years, the present House and Senate wings were added to the old building and the low central dome was replaced with a cast-iron dome better suited to the enlarged Capitol.


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Taken on December 20, 2011