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Public Domain Picture: First Meeting Place of the House of Representatives in the Capitol Plaque

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First Meeting Place of the House of Representatives in the Capitol Plaque
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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 This official Architect of the Capitol photograph is being made available for educational, scholarly, news or personal purposes (not advertising or any other commercial use). When any of these images is used the photographic credit line should read “Architect of the Capitol.” These images may not be used in any way that would imply endorsement by the Architect of the Capitol or the United States Congress of a product, service or point of view. For more information visit
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