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The White House has been the Official Residence of every President of the United States with the exception of George Washington.
The White House is located on a site near the Mall chosen in 1790 by President George Washington and Pierre l'Enfant, the Architect who created the master plan for the new capital. Washington resided in the President's House at the temporary Capital of Philadelphia Pennsylvania.






The Capital Building


Construction of the Capitol started in 1793, two years after an area ceded by Maryland was selected as the District of Columbia, site of the new capital. The original design was created by Dr. William Thornton, a Scottish physician. His design called for a domed building flanked by a southern and northern wing. The construction of the sandstone building was supervised by James Hoban, the architect of the White House. He would be followed by many more architects over the next 200 years.



Lincoln Memorial


The design by the New York architect Henry Bacon was based on a Greek temple with 36 columns. Each column represents one state of the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. When the memorial was completed in May 1922, the Union had expanded with 12 more states, so the names of the 48 states were carved on the outside of the memorial's walls. After the admission of Alaska and Hawaii, a plaque was added with the names of the new states.
Carl Sandburg, one of America’s great authors and one of Abraham Lincoln’s well known biographers, described Mr. Lincoln as someone made up of both “steel and velvet.”
World War II Memorial
The National World War II Memorial opened to
the public in 2004, after three years of construction
and 17 years of planning. The memorial occupies
the former site of the Rainbow Pool on the
National Mall and consists of several
elaborately encoded components.
Marine Corps War Memorial
The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington,Virginia,
just across the Potomac River from Georgetown,
recreates one of the most memorable images of
World War II: the moment when the Marine Corps'
Fifth Division raised the American flag
atop Mount Suribachi, on the small
Japanese island of Iwo Jima.

As our Home State
Celebrates 150 years 2009
Click below to visit the Oregon State 
Rotunda Site - This Rotunda is considered 
one of the most beautiful of the Capital Cities in the
United States 
Half Moon - Replica
Henry Hudson's Ship
In celebration of the 400 year discovery of the
Hudson River and the founding of
the first European Colony
on Manhattan Island
named New Amsterdam
in what is now New York City
As New York City celebrates the 400th
anniversary of the Historic voyage.....
No portraits were ever made of
Henry Hudson the English Explorer
who worked for the Dutch East India
Company and looked for a route to China and
the Far East.  Instead he found a River which
is named for him in September 1609 and of
course, the rest is history



Washington Memorial
The Washington Monument is a 555 ft tall obelisk built between 1848 and 1884 in honor of the first President of the United States,
George Washington. It is the tallest free standing masonry structure in the world. It is surrounded by flagpoles,
with each flag representing one state.


The Creator's Maya Lin Words:

" . . . This memorial is for those

who have died, and for us to
remember. It was while I was at
the site that I designed it.
I just sort of visualized it.
It just popped into my head.
Some people were playing
Frisbee. It was a beautiful
park. I didn't want to destroy
a living park. You use the
landscape. You don't fight
with it. You absorb the
landscape . . .
This meandering 7.5-acre memorial
near the Jefferson Memorial,
just off the Tidal Basin
 pays tribute to both a
president and an era.
Jefferson Memorial
Thomas Jefferson is one of the greatest figures in the history of the nation. The author of the Declaration of Independence and one of the founding fathers of the United States.
A firm believer in equal rights, democracy, education available to all, freedom of religion and separation between church and state, he gave form to the new nation still searching for its identity. Besides being a politician, Jefferson was also an architect, a writer, musician, scientist and inventor.
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in 1995 by
President Bill Clinton
and South Korean President
Kim Young Sam,
the Korean War Veterans
Memorial is a moving tribute
to the 1.8 million Americans
who served during the
1950-1953 conflict.
In the Beautiful Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on a hillside overlooking the historic Potomac River is a Shrine that has become the Mecca for not only all Americans who visit Washington but many prominent dignitariesand persons from foreign lands. It is the Tomb of America's Unknown Soldiers, symbolizing those of America who gave their lives in World War I, World War II and Korea, in defense of the Nation's integrity, honor and tranquility.


Arlington House
Arlington Cemetery
On a Virginia hillside rising
above the Potomac River and
Washington, D.C.,
stands Arlington House.
When construction began
in 1802, the estate was
not intended to be a
national cemetery.


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