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Public Domain Picture: First Library of Congress Plaque

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First Library of Congress Plaque
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First Library of Congress Plaque
Text of the Plaque THE FIRST LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 1802-1804 1810-1814 THIS TABLET MARKS THE ORIGINAL LOCATION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. AT OTHER TIMES BETWEEN 1800 AND 1810 THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE SENATE AND THE SUPREME COURT MET IN THESE QUARTERS. ON AUGUST 24, 1814 THE BRITISH CAPTURED WASHINGTON AND SET FIRE TO THE CAPITOL. THE BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY WERE USED TO KINDLE THE FLAMES THAT DESTROYED THIS SECTION OF THE BUILDING. 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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