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H. Doc. 108-240 - Glenn Browns History of the United States Capitol

Glenn Browns History of the United States CapitolIntroduction and annotations by William B. Bushong. Annotated edition in Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the United States Capitol. Prepared by the Architect of the Capitol for the United States Capitol Preservation Commission. Glenn Brown originally wrote this book in 1901-1903 when it was published in two volumes. This new annotated edition includes many illustrations of architectural drawings and art works.

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Glenn Browns History of the United States Capitol
   
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Front Matter PDF | More
Preface by President Pro Tempore, U.S. Senate and Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives PDF | More
Foreword by Alan M. Hantman PDF | More
List of Figures and Plates PDF | More
Acknowledgments by William B. Bushong PDF | More
List of Abbreviations PDF | More
"Glenn Brown and the United States Capitol" by William B. Bushong PDF | More
Volume I: The Old Capitol-1792-1850 More
Brown's Dedication PDF | More
Author's Preface PDF | More
Introduction PDF | More
Chapter I - The selection of sites for Federal buildings; the first map of the city of Washington... PDF | More
Chapter II - The competition for a design; the first and second competition; the selection of the... PDF | More
Chapter III - The work of Dr. William Thornton, Architect; laying the corner stone; change of... PDF | More
Chapter IV - The work of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Architect;appointment of Latrobe; changes in... PDF | More
Chapter V - The work of Charles Bulfinch, Architect; appointment; model made of Capitol; report... PDF | More
Chapter VI - The old Capitol as completed; the grounds and terraces; the arrangement of the rooms... PDF | More
Chapter VII - Statuary and paintings in the old Capitol; statuary by Franzoni, Andrei, Iardella... PDF | More
Chapter VIII - History of the Architects of the old Capitol,Thornton, Latrobe, Bulfinch PDF | More
Chapter IX - History of the principal superintendents, Hoban, Hallet, Hadfield, Lenthal, Lenox... PDF | More
Chapter X - Data concerning men and material connected with the old Capitol; departments in... PDF | More
Volume II: History of the United States Capitol More
Chapter XI - The competition for the extension of the Capitol; conditions of the competition... PDF | More
Chapter XII - The work of Thomas U. Walter; his selection by President Fillmore; drawings as... PDF | More
Chapter XIII - The work on the Capitol under the supervisionof Edward Clark, Architect... PDF | More
Chapter XII - The work of Thomas U. Walter; his selection by President Fillmore; drawings as... PDF | More
Chapter XIV - The heating and ventilation of the Capitol; report of committee on defective... PDF | More
Chapter XV - Elevators and lighting; the first elevators installed; gas lighting; electric gas... PDF | More
Chapter XVI - The building as completed from Walter’s designs; the basement, principal and attic... PDF | More
Chapter XVII - The terraces and landscape work; Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect... PDF | More
Chapter XVIII - Recent alterations and proposed additions to the Capitol; removal of the... PDF | More
Chapter XIX - Decorations; appointment of an art commission to report on the decoration of the... PDF | More
Chapter XX - Sculpture; the work of Greenough, Crawford,Rogers, Powers, David d’Anvers, Houdon... PDF | More
Chapter XX - Sculpture; the work of Greenough, Crawford,Rogers, Powers, David d’Anvers, Houdon... PDF | More
Chapter XXI - Paintings and frescoes; paintings by Powell,Walker, Leutze, Bierstadt, Gilbert... PDF | More
Chapter XXII - Architects of the Capitol extension; biographies of Thomas U. Walter, Edward Clark... PDF | More
Chapter XXIII - Superintendents of the Capitol extension,M. C. Meigs, W. B. Franklin; biography... PDF | More
Chapter XXIV - Miscellaneous data of the Capitol extension; the jurisdiction of the work; day... PDF | More
Bibliography PDF | More
Index to the Annotated Edition PDF | More