The Majesty of Capitol Hill

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The fourteen-block area that fans out from the U. S. capitol is a virtual museum of nineteenth-century American architectural styles. This book highlights the rich urban context of the Hill, covering twenty-two homes along with its many parks, significant buildings, and historic sites. Highlights include the Congressional Cemetery, the historic commercial areas of Pennsylvania Avenue, and the oldest public residence in the city after the White House'the Sewall-Belmont house.
ISBN: 9781589802285
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Series: Majesty
Images: 25
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 8 (w) x 10 (h)
Thomas B. Grooms, a long-time resident of Capitol Hill, is passionate about the architecture and history of his vibrant and well-preserved nineteeth-century neighborhood. When not managing the nationally acclaimed Design Excellence Program in the Office of the Chief Architect of the U.S. General Services Administration, Mr. Grooms is busy looking to renovate and restore houses on the hill. Mr. Grooms has designed private and government projects in the United States and abroad. His love of Capitol Hill began when he was a first-year law student at Georgetown University and especially after he bought his first home there in 1969. He considers the Hill his
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