Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)

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The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. It was built to commemorate George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States. The monument, designed by Robert Mills and eventually completed by Thomas Casey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, honors and memorializes George Washington at the center of the nation's capital. The structure was completed in two phases of construction, one private (1848-1854) and one public (1876-1884).
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referencedIn Babcock, M. Frances,. Chippings from the Washington Monument, 1885? Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn E.G. Squier papers, 1809-1888 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Pope, John Russell, 1874-1937. Washington, D.C. [model] : Jefferson Memorial, U.S. Capitol, Wash. Monument. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Trotin, C. [Eiffel Tower commemorative medal]. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn James Henry Coffin Papers, 1848-1884 Smithsonian Institution Archives
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associatedWith Babcock, M. Frances, person
correspondedWith Bartlett, Jonathan R. person
correspondedWith Brent, John Carroll person
correspondedWith Canbury, Thomas person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
correspondedWith Rhees, William J. person
correspondedWith Rhodes, A. T. person
correspondedWith Stuart, Frederick D. person
associatedWith Trotin, C. person
correspondedWith Watterston, George W. person
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Washington, D. C. DC US

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