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The Longworth House Office Building

The Longworth House Office Building (LHOB) is one of three office buildings used by the United States House of Representatives. The building was named in 1962 in honor of former Speaker of the House Nicholas Longworth of Ohio, who served between 1925-1931 when the building was authorized. The building is located between South Capitol Street and New Jersey Avenue in Southwest Washington, D.C. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Representative Dennis Hastert of Illinois is currently the Speaker of the House of Representatives. ... Cover of Time Magazine (March 9, 1925) Nicholas Longworth (November 5, 1869-April 9, 1931) was a prominent American politician in the Republican Party during the first third of the 20th century. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Official languages None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George V. Voinovich (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 8. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ...


The second of three United States House of Representatives office buildings, the Longworth House Office Building was completed in the April 1933 and covers an area of 599,675 square feet. It provides the House of Representatives with 251 congressional office/suites, 5 large committee rooms, 7 small committee rooms, and a large assembly room now used by the Ways and Means Committee. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A square foot is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 foot (unit of length) long. ... The Committee on Ways and Means is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ...


Plans to provide the House of Representatives with a second office building were begun in 1925. Severe overcrowding in the Cannon House Office Building (completed in 1908) led to the renovation of the Cannon Building and the construction of the Longworth Building. It is the smallest House office building, with a floor area of just under 600,000 square feet. Under the direction of Architect of the Capitol David Lynn, preliminary designs for the building were prepared by a local firm known as The Allied Architects of Washington Inc.. The principal architects were Frank Upman, Gilbert LaCoste Rodier, Nathan C. Wyeth, and Louis Justemente. They produced two schemes for a simple, dignified building in harmony with the rest of the Capitol Complex. In January 1929 Congress authorized $8,400,000 for acquiring and clearing the site and for constructing the new building. The foundations were completed in December 1930, and the building was accepted for occupancy in April 1933. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest congressional office building as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 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... -1... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Because of its position on a sloping site, the rusticated base of the Longworth Building varies in height from two to four stories. Above this granite base stand the three principal floors, which are faced with white marble. Ionic columns supporting a well-proportioned entablature are used for the building's five porticoes, the principal one of which is topped by a pediment. Two additional stories are partially hidden by a marble balustrade. It presents a somewhat more restrained appearance than the neighboring Cannon Building, which was designed in the more theatrical Beaux Arts style. The Longworth Building takes its place along with the National Gallery of Art (1941) and the Jefferson Memorial (1943) as one of Washington's best examples of the Neo-classical Revival style. Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... Marble This page is about the metamorphic rock. ... Architects first real look at the Greek Ionic order: Julien David LeRoy, Les ruines plus beaux des monuments de la Grèce Paris, 1758 (Plate XX) The Ionic order forms one of the three orders or organizational systems of classical architecture, the other two canonic orders being the Doric and... An entablature is a classical architectural element, the superstructure which lies horizontally above the columns, resting on their capitals. ... Categories: Architectural elements | Stub ... A pediment is a classical architectural element consisting of a triangular section or gable found above the horizontal superstructure (entablature) which lies immediately upon the columns. ... Stairs, staircase, stairway, flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. ... Beaux-Arts architecture denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, the home territory of this style, which influenced American architecture in the period 1885 – 1920. ... The East Building of the National Gallery of Art The National Gallery of Art is an art museum managed by the government of the United States but privately owned, although it functions as a public institution. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The front steps of the Jefferson Memorial The Jefferson Memorial from across the tidal basin Rudolph Evans statue with the Declaration of Independence preamble to the right The Jefferson Memorial is a monument in Washington, DC to Thomas Jefferson. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Lazienkowski Palace in Warsaw Neoclassical architecture as a movement began in the 18th century, as a reaction against both the surviving Baroque and Rococo styles, and as a desire to return to the perceived purity of the arts of Rome, the more vague perception (ideal) of Ancient Greek arts (where...


The large assembly room of the Longworth Building, which seats 450 people, was used by the House of Representatives as their primary meeting room in 1949 and 1950 while its chamber in the United States Capitol was being remodeled. 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States Capitol For other uses of Capitol Hill, see Capitol Hill (disambiguation). ...


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http://www.aoc.gov/cc/cobs/lhob.cfm, a public-domain publication of the Architect of the Capitol 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...


 
 

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