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Days of Destruction: The United States Capitol - Photo 1

Days of Destruction: The United States Capitol - Photo 1

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Days of Destruction: The United States Capitol - Photo 1

Completed in 1811, the first Hall of the House, one of the most beautiful spaces in America, was put to the torch in 1814. Its domed vestibule (right) survived the fire. Section of the South Wing, ca. 1803-1804.

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