First Meeting Place of the House of Representatives in the Capitol Plaque

Bronze, 24" x 28"

Placed 1952

Outside S-233

 

 

Text of the Plaque:

 

THE FIRST MEETING PLACE

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1800 - 1801

1804 - 1807

THIS TABLET MARKS THE FIRST MEETING PLACE OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESNTATIVES IN THE CAPITOL. HERE - ON

NOVEMBER 18, 1800 - THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MET

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WASHINGTON, REMAINING THROUGH

THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SIXTH CONGRESS. HERE, FROM

FEBRUARY 11 TO FEBRUARY 17, 1801, THE HOUSE CAST 36

SUCCESSIVE BALLOTS TO ELECT THOMAS JEFFERSON PRESIDENT

OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE CONTEST BETWEEN JEFFERSON

AND AARON BURR.

 

ON NOVEMBER 5, 1804, THE ROOM AGAIN BECAME TEMPORARY

QUARTERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - DURING

THE SECOND SESSION OF THE EIGHTH CONGRESS AND THE

WHOLE OF THE NINTH, ADJOURNED MARCH 3, 1807.

 

PRESENTED BY

THE NATIONAL CAPITAL SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION

1951

 

 

 

 

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