Glenn Brown's History of the United States Capitol by Glenn Brown

By Glenn Brown

Creation and annotations through William B. Bushong. Annotated variation in Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the us Capitol. ready by way of the Architect of the Capitol for the USA Capitol protection fee. Glenn Brown initially wrote this ebook in 1901-1903 while it used to be released in volumes. This new annotated variation contains many illustrations of architectural drawings and artwork works.

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In his reply to Medary, Moore revealed impatience with Brown’s persistent quest: “I have expressed the highest appreciation of Glenn Brown’s long, intelligent, painstaking and effective work for the development of Washington . . ” Moore advised Medary not to repeat the mistakes of 1902, but instead to leave the appointment as a “family matter” for Congress to decide. 40 Brown took up residence at Corcoran Courts in 1925 and began work on his autobiography. His health grew worse, prompting frequent automobile trips to the Virginia shore and to the mountains to restore his constitution.

In December 1899, McMillan requested and obtained a Senate resolution to publish the history to commemorate the 1900 centennial of the removal of the seat of government to Washington. The Senate passed a motion to print 200 clothbound copies of the history for the use of the 16 Brown, “Report on the Effects of an Explosion in the United States Capitol, November 6, 1898,” in Annual Report of the Architect of the Capitol (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899). Figure 12. Brown inspecting damage to the Capitol’s west wall after the 1898 gas explosion.

B. Bryan and Mr. James F. Hood for the use of their collections of material relating to the District of Columbia and the reproduction of old prints in their possession. I am indebted to the papers of Miss Ellen Bulfinch for data relating to Bulfinch. The Maryland Historical Society was also kind enough to allow me to reproduce the old competitive drawings now in their possession. I wish also to acknowledge my indebtedness to my wife, Mary Ella Brown, for her unceasing assistance in the preparation of the history.

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