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Published by U.S. G.P.O., [Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor] in Washington .
Written in English


  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.),
  • Architecture, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- Washington (D.C.),
  • Architecture, Modern -- 19th century -- Washington (D.C.),
  • Domes -- Washington (D.C.),
  • Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared under the direction of George M. White by William C. Allen.
SeriesSenate document / 102d Congress, 1st session -- 102-7., Senate document (United States. Congress. Senate) -- 102-7.
ContributionsWhite, George M. 1920-, United States. Congress
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 84 p. :
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17675668M

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