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Cornerstone Centennial Plaque

Bronze, 53 ¾" x 80"

Placed 1893

Old Supreme Court Entrance, first floor, East front.


Text of the Plaque


Beneath this tablet the corner stone of the

Capitol of the United States of America

was laid by

George Washington

First President September 18, 1793

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On the Hundredth Anniversary

in the year 1893

In presence of the Congress the Executive and the Judiciary

a vast concourse of the grateful people

of the District of Columbia commemorated the event.



Grover Cleveland President of the United States

Adlai Ewing Stevenson Vice President

Charles Frederick Crisp Speaker, House of Representatives

Daniel Wolsey Hoorhees Chairman Joint Committee of Congress,

Lawrence Gardner Chairman Citizens Committee


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Taken on January 25, 2012