Capitol Plans 4 Piece Mug Set
- Four piece set
- Bone china
- 11 oz.
Fun for historians, patriots and espresso drinkers alike, this delightful set of four mugs is a cheery collection for the kitchen. Made from bone china, these mugs have a very fine rim. In gray, orange, purple and yellow, each displays a different “might have been” design of the United States Capitol Building, with the name of its designer beneath. A lovely gift, or a set to keep, this classy quartet bring even greater gratification to that first satisfying sip.
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.