U.S. Capitol Steel Ornament
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Laser-cut brushed steel
- 3 1/4 inch diameter
The unmistakable silhouette of the United States Capitol is captured in this brushed steel ornament. A reminder of our rich national heritage, this holiday piece is ready to hang as part of a special Washington D.C. collection, or proudly on its own.
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, on the brow of what was then called Jenkins' Hill. 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.