U.S. Capitol Designer William Thornton

In 1793, President George Washington selected architect William Thornton’s design for the U.S. Capitol. In this program, former diplomat Gordon… read more

In 1793, President George Washington selected architect William Thornton’s design for the U.S. Capitol. In this program, former diplomat Gordon Brown talked about Thornton’s life and work, including his English education, 1794 arrival in America, and his work as Washington city commissioner and director of the U.S. Patent Office. Gordon Brown is the author of Incidental Architect: William Thornton and the Cultural Life of Early Washington, D.C., 1794-1828. This event was part of a symposium hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. close

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U.S. Capitol Designer William Thornton

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Program ID:
455200-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 02, 2019 | 7:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 10, 2019 | 11:01am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Feb 02, 2019 | 7:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 03, 2019 | 4:05am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 03, 2019 | 1:20pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 10, 2019 | 11:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
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