|Washington Monument / Geoff W. Sutton 2017|
Work began 4 July 1848 but was not completed until 1884 when it was the world's tallest building according to the National Park Service (nps.gov). Past and future presidents attended the cornerstone event.
An earthquake at 1:51 p.m. on 23 August, 2011 ocurred nearby, which damaged the monument. Visitors were shaken inside but all were safe.
PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.
Monuments and Memorials
And here’s my webpage www.suttong.com
And some books I have published