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Image from page 9 of “The Washington monument illustrated; complete guide and history; authentic facts and figures; pictorial city of Washington” (1913)

Image from page 9 of “The Washington monument illustrated; complete guide and history; authentic facts and figures; pictorial city of Washington” (1913)
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Identifier: washingtonmonume00emer
Title: The Washington monument illustrated; complete guide and history; authentic facts and figures; pictorial city of Washington
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Emery, Ina Capitola, 1868-1941
Subjects: Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher: [Washington] I.C. Emery
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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ing the Monument to aheight of 154 feet at a cost of 0,000. The treasury of the Society was exhausted,and an appeal was made for congressional appropriations to complete the work.At that time complications of a political nature arose in the management of theSociety, and as a result the Monument stood for years incomplete. In 1878 thework was resumed as a result of congressional appropriations, and the mammothcolumn was completed December 6, 1884. ^Coit of the Monument wa» ,187,710.31. Of this amount 0,000 wa« railed by individual free willofferingt, the remainder was by congressional appropriations. The design of the Washington Monument was by Robert Mills. Many ofthe stones were cut and polished at the stone plant of Matthew G. Emery, whowas the last Mayor of the City of Washington and ex-officio Vice-President of theWashington National Monument Society. The founder of the Society was GeorgeWatterston. The orator at the dedication of the Monument was Hon. Robert C.Winthrop.

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The Washington MonumentDedicated February 2t, 1885 Erected to GEORGE WASHINGTON by the CITIZENS OF AMERICA The Washington Monument is a colossal obelisk of mammoth proportiontowering majestically above the National Capital, which is alike commemorativeof the Father of his Country. It stands today the loftiest memorial elevationin the world, and is the most imposing and costly monument ever erected to man.It is a memorial to the Hero, the Soldier, the Patriot, the Statesman, and a per-petual tribute of a grateful people to that great and overshadowing figure in thenations history—George Washington. The Monument is a massive shaft of pure white marble and granite, capped byan aluminum pyramid which makes it visible by night as well as by day. Thetapering design of graceful magnificent proportions reaches skyward over fivehundred and fifty-five feet, and looks down upon the city founded by, and namedfor, Washington. Site Selected in 1783. A more beautiful site could not be selected. Th

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