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Washington, 1815

Allyn Cox

Oil on Canvas


Hall of Capitols

House wing, Cox Corridors


Between 1815 and 1819, as the U.S. Capitol was being repaired, Congress met in a temporary structure known as the Brick Capitol.


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Taken on December 20, 2011