Saturday, 31 July 2010

Supreme Court of the United States

Prior to the establishment of the Federal City, the United States government resided briefly in New York City, New York (where the Supreme Court met for the first time, in the Merchants Exchange Building) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

After the federal government was established in Washington, the court was housed in a small basement room in the United States Capitol. It remained in the Capitol until 1935, with the exception of a period from 1812 to 1817, during which the Court was absent from Washington because of the British invasion of Washington and destruction of the Capitol in the War of 1812.

Architect: Cass Gilbert, FAIA
Location: Washington, DC
Date: 1935
Style: NeoClassical
Construction: Stone (Limestone clad)
Type: Government

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