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U.S. Capitol - Washington, D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 53.388 W 077° 00.533
18S E 325770 N 4306465
Quick Description: The U.S. Capitol was partially destroyed during the burning of Washington from the British in the war of 1812.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 12/7/2013 5:14:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMJN2W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 11

Long Description:
After British troop had pasted Yankee forces in the Battle of Bladensburg, Major General Robert Ross and his troops came to Washington and set fire to many government funded buildings including the U.S. Capitol. The British command was strictly enforce to only burn public buildings and not those privately owned. The capitol was then closed for a few years and it was latter rebuilt. The capitol then moved in the meantime to the Old Brick Capitol, now the U.S. Supreme court building, until the restorations could be complete in 1819.
Type of Structure: Private Building

Fire Date: 8/24/1815

Structure status: Still standing building

Cause of Fire:
British Troops


Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

Other: Not listed

Construction Date: Not listed

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