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Wake Up Lake Zurich: Capital Cornerstone Laid This Day, 1793

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On this day in 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building, the home of the legislative branch of American government, according to History.com. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it and it was called into use during the Civil War. Today, the Capitol building, with its famous cast-iron dome and important collection of American art, is part of the Capitol Complex, which includes six Congressional office buildings and three Library of Congress buildings, all developed in the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

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