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National Capitol Columns

These 22 Corinthian sandstone columns were among 24 that were part of the east central portico of the United States Capitol. A marble duplicate of the sandstone East Front was built 33.5 feet (10.2 m) from the old Front during 1958-1962, and a connecting extension incorporated what formerly was an outside wall as an inside wall. In the process, the Corinthian columns were moved to a suitable setting for them in a large meadow at the National Arboretum, where they are on display with a reflecting pool.

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United States National Arboretum - The Capitol Columns *

Workmen dismantled the old east central portico in 1958 to make way for a large addition to the capitol. In 1984 the material transferred to the Department of Agriculture for display at the United States National Arboretum

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National Capitol Columns - 1st of 3 Inscriptions

The first of three inscribed blocks immortalizing this unique exhibit

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National Capitol Columns - 2nd of 3 Inscriptions

The second of three inscribed blocks immortalizing this unique exhibit

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National Capitol Columns - 3rd of 3 Inscriptions

The third of three inscribed blocks immortalizing this unique exhibit

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National Capitol Columns

Fall Afternoon at The National Arboretum

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National Capitol Columns

Fall Afternoon at National Capitol Columns exhibit

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National Capitol Columns

Fall Afternoon at the National Arboretum

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US Capitol Columns Exhibit *

Garden Designer Russell Page selected and designated the new site, which was completed and dedicated in 1990

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National Capitol Columns

Fall Afternoon at the National Capitol Columns exhibit

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National Capitol Columns

Fall Afternoon at the National Capitol Columns exhibit

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National Capitol Columns

Fall Afternoon at the National Capitol Columns exhibit

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The National Arboretum - Capitol Columns Exhibit

Fall Afternoon at the National Arboretum

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The National Arboretum - Capitol Columns Exhibit

the National Capitol Columns exhibit at The National Arboretum

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The National Arboretum - Capitol Columns Exhibit

This is no ancient ruin, but merely an artists idea of reusing the US capitol columns as an attraction

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The National Arboretum - Capitol Columns Exhibit

Award winning photo taken in Fall of 2008

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