Crystal National Archives Building Scale Model
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 4 ¾ X 3 ¼ X 2 ¼ inches
- Gift boxed
This stunning scale-model of the National Archives Building is made from clear crystal with a fine silver finish. It sits on a base of black glass and reflective mirror, and has a magnificent shine. This finely detailed replica of the temple of our nation's history is an astonishing piece and makes a beautiful gift.
In 1930, New York Architect John Russell Pope was selected to design the National Archives Building. Pope's neoclassical design included both practical and symbolic aspects of housing the nation's records. He proposed a monumental structure with highly decorative architectural features, giant Corinthian columns, 40-foot bronze doors, and inscriptions representing the building's historical importance. John Russell Pope also designed the National Gallery and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.