Look Up, Washington DC! A Walking Tour of Federal Triangle
a walking tour in the Look Up, America series from walkthetown.com
by Doug Gelbert
published by Cruden Bay Books at Smashwords
Copyright 2013 by Cruden Bay Books
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In the 1900s, as the American government grew well beyond anything the Founding Fathers ever imagined, it became necessary to leave rented private offices and find permanent homes for workers. It was decided to fill the space created between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue as the two thoroughfares fanned out to the west from their meeting point at 6th Street with a unified group of important and prominent Federal office buildings.