Capitol Plans 11 Ounce Orange Mug
- Bone china
- 11 oz.
Amateur architect Dr. William Thornton submitted his plans for the design of the U.S. Capitol months after the competition closed. Not satisfied with the designs of those previously submitted, the judges selected Thornton’s. His revised Georgian design of 1795 was executed as the exterior of the north and south wings adjacent to the central rotunda. Teamed here with cheery orange, the architectural plans on this fine bone china mug make for a classy mug in which to enjoy a hot beverage.
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.