Find Your Representative · House.gov – Capitol designed by William Thornton
This is about as far as I go in the political arena, because this blog is about something entirely different. However, if you have something to say to your Representative try typing the name of the Congress person you want to contact in the search bar, or enter your zip code.
This is the architect of the Capitol where Congress convenes. William Thornton was considered something of a polymath, and served as the Superintendent of the Patent Office by appointment of President Jefferson in 1802. Due to a lapse in government funding tours of buildings are suspended. Dr. William Thornton | Architect of the Capitol | U.S. Capitol Building.
These are a few of the buildings he designed on the National Register.
Library Company of Philadelphia, 5th & Chestnut Sts., Philadelphia, PA; 1789 (demolished 1887; recreated as Library Hall, American Philosophical Society, 1954)
United States Capitol, Washington, DC; 1793 – exempt
Prospect Hill, NE of Long Green on Kanes Road, Baltimore, MD; 1796-1798 – added to registry in 1973
Octagon House, 1741 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC; 1799 – added in 1966
Woodlawn, W of jct. of U.S. 1 and Rte. 235, Fairfax, VA, 1800-05 – added in 1970
Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC; 1816 – added in 1966