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William-thortonThis 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

via William Thornton – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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