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The James Madison Memorial Building
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The James Madison Memorial Building

The James Madison Memorial Building is one of three buildings that make up the Library of Congress and is part of the United States Capitol Complex. The building was constructed from 1971 to 1976, and serves as the official memorial to former President James Madison. Library of Congress, Jefferson building The Library of Congress is the unofficial national library of the United States. ... Aerial view of the United States Capitol Complex from the northweat The United States Capitol Complex is group of about a dozen buildings and facilities in Washington D.C. that are used by the Federal government of the United States. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... A memorial is an object served as a memory of something, usually a person (who has died) or an event. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was the fourth (1809–1817) President of the United States. ...


History

With the help of former Librarian of Congress Lawrence Quincy Mumford, plans for a third Library of Congress building were started in 1957. Congress appropriated planning funds for the structure in 1960, and construction was approved by an act of Congress on October 19, 1965 that authorized an appropriation of $75 million. Excavation and foundation work began in June 1971, and work on the superstructure was completed in 1976. The cornerstone, inscribed with the date 1974, was laid on March 8, 1974. Dedication ceremonies were held on April 24, 1980, and the building actually opened on May 28, 1980. It was decided to name the building after Madison largely because he was the person who originally suggested in 1783 that the [[Congress of the Confederation|Continental Congress form a library containing a list of books that would be useful to legislators. Library of Congress, Jefferson building The Library of Congress is one of four official national libraries of the United States (along with the National Library of Medicine, National Agricultural Library, and National Archives and Records Administration). ... Lawrence Quincy Mumford (December 11, 1903 - August 15, 1982) was a U.S. librarian. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... March 8 poster from Portugal March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Modern-style library In the traditional sense of the word, a library is a collection of books and periodicals. ...


The Architect of the Capitol was charged with the responsibility for the construction of the the Madison Building under the direction of the Senate and House Building Commissions and the Joint Committee on the Library. These bodies also consulted with a committee appointed by the American Institute of Architects and the James Madison Memorial Commission. The total authorization for construction eventually was increased to $130,675,000. United States Capitol The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, which includes the Capitol, the congressional office buildings, the Library of Congress buildings, the United States Supreme Court building, the United States... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional organization for architects in the United States. ...


Designed by the firm of DeWitt, Poor, and Shelton Associated Architects, the James Madison Memorial Building is one of the three largest public buildings in Washington D.C. (along with The Pentagon and the F.B.I.’s J. Edgar Hoover Building). The building contains 2,100,000 square feet with 1,500,000 feet of assignable space. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... A pre-9/11 view of The Pentagon, looking east with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance. ... For other uses of the initials FBI, see FBI (disambiguation). ... The J. Edgar Hoover Building is the headquarters for the FBI. It is named after the agencys long-time director, John Edgar Hoover. ...


See also

Reference

  • http://www.loc.gov/loc/walls/madison.html - James Madison Memorial Building on the Library of Congress website.
Seal of Congress United States Capitol Complex United States Capitol
United States Capitol Building
Library of Congress Buildings
John Adams Building | Thomas Jefferson Building | James Madison Memorial Building
Senate Office Buildings
Dirksen Senate Office Building | Hart Senate Office Building | Russell Senate Office Building
House Office Buildings
Cannon House Office Building | Longworth House Office Building | Rayburn House Office Building
Other Buildings
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