National Archives Building with American Flag Ornament
- Made in the U.S.A.
- 3 inches
- Stainless steel
- Gift boxed
A wonderful tribute to the temple of our nation’s history, this finely detailed adornment is a stunning collector’s item for history lovers, ornament fanciers, and admirers of the American Dream. A depiction of the Constitution Avenue Entrance Portico and Pediment of the National Archives festooned with the star spangled banner, this lovely piece is exclusive to the National Archives Store.
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.