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“Sketch of a Section of the South Wing of the Capitol of the United States at Washington, of the Doric Order, Roman Style,” by B. Henry Latrobe, 1804

Mon, 2013-02-18 12:11 -- administrator

Latrobe used this drawing to convince President Thomas Jefferson that the Doric order could not be employed in the new House chamber without violating strict rules that govern classical design. Both men later agreed that the Corinthian order would be easier to use.

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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