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Étienne Sulpice Hallet, architect. United States Capitol ("Federal Capitol"), Washington, D.C. Front elevation rendering

Biographies and Essays

Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering

These biographies and essays on architectural themes supplement the essays in Capital Drawings: Architectural Designs for Washington, D.C., from the Library of Congress, edited by C. Ford Peatross (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005). More than two hundred biographies and six essays are being prepared for display on the World Wide Web; additional listings will be available in the coming months.

Sample Biography Sample Essay
William Thornton (1759-1828)

"Residential Architecture of Washington, D.C., and Its Suburbs"
by Pamela Scott

For information about purchasing the publication, Capital Drawings, see the order information at the Johns Hopkins University Press site: http://www.press.jhu.edu/books/title_pages/3226.html disclaimer


Top image: Stephen (Étienne Sulpice) Hallet, architect. United States Capitol ("Federal Capitol"), Washington, D.C. West front elevation rendering. March 1793. ADE - UNIT 2461, no. 7 (E size).
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