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  • Writer's pictureFritz Galt

Our own Stonehenge!

Updated: Mar 13, 2023

I happened upon these former U.S. Capitol columns at the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. These sandstone Corinthian columns once graced the east portico of the U.S. Capitol. They come from quarries at Aquia Creek, Virginia and were erected at the Capitol in 1828. They were replaced in 1958 by marble reproductions. These columns currently stand in the same formation as the East Front Portico atop a knoll in a green meadow before a reflecting pool and make a peaceful and moving spot for picnicking.

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