Capitol Hill

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Capitol Hill began as a thinly settled agricultural area. Beginning in the 1790s, the Capitol and the Washington Navy Yard, a large industrial employer, spurred a building boom in new houses, hotels, and stores, a trend that continues to present day. This book focuses on buildings lost and saved.
ISBN: 9781467105828
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: District of Columbia
Series: Past and Present
Images: 160
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Capitol Hill historian Elizabeth Purcell reached out to friends; the Historical Society of Washington, DC; and the Library of Congress for the stories behind the big buildings and the large empty spaces.
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