Capital Landmarks Art Coat Rack
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
- 100% marble
- Decorative cast iron with a natural wood tip to protect coats and sweaters from catching
- Gift boxed
- Each stone is hand selected for quality
This Capital Landmarks coat hook is perfect to hang by the front door or anywhere in the house you need a place to hang your coats. Featuring a pop art inspired style by some of our nation's most recognizable monuments and historic sites in Washington, DC, this marble coat hook will add history, function, and fun to your home.
Whether you live inside the beltway or you are a visitor coming to enjoy our nation's capital, no one can deny that our capital, the seat of our government, is beautiful. Our pop art inspired Capital Landmarks line of apparel, gifts and home decor is a National Archives Exclusive that playfully celebrates our national heritage in all its stately splendor.
Have you ever wondered why so many landmarks in Washington, DC, look like Greek and Roman temples? When forming the country, the Founders looked to Greco-Roman principles of justice, rule of law, process, and liberty as successful models of government. When plans were made to build the United States Capitol in 1793, Thomas Jefferson asked that Congress be housed in an ancient Roman temple, in the same neo-classical style he had used for his design of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond in 1788. As can be seen with the National Archives building, the neoclassical style continued to be popular for government buildings and monuments well into the late 1930s. The National Archives preserves and protects some 28,000 plans of public buildings across the United States.