Washington’s obsession with Roman Architecture and Eagles

John Russell Pope’s National Archives Building was started during the Hoover Administration, but dedicated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Details on the west facade vehicle entrance.

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One thought on “Washington’s obsession with Roman Architecture and Eagles

  1. I couldn’t believe how much of Washington’s architecture was inspired by Rome. There were tons of ancient details on buildings. It was like a ‘Where’s Waldo?” of fasces, eagles, orbs, etc. Fun!

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