United States Capitol Building Block Puzzle
- Approximately 7 7/8 X 3 1/8 X 3 3/4 inches
- Ages 7 and up
One of our most significant and widely recognized buildings, the United States Capitol Building is a very important landmark in Washington, D.C. This mini building brick block puzzle is a wonderfully detailed replica. Fun to assemble and beautiful to display, it makes a nice gift or souvenir of our nation's capital.
The U.S. Capitol was built atop Jenkins' Hill, now often referred to as "Capitol Hill," in 1793. In accordance with the "Residence Act" passed by Congress in 1790, President Washington in 1791 selected the area that is now the District of Columbia to serve as the nation's capital. French engineer Pierre Charles L'Enfant was charged with planning the new city of Washington. He located the U.S. Capitol Building at the elevated east end of the National Mall. The site was, in L'Enfant's words, "a pedestal waiting for a monument." As the country grew, so did Capitol Hill, with the construction of buildings housing the Congress, Supreme Court, Library of Congress and Botanic Garden.