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Crystal Chandelier: Skeletons in the Closet?


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Crystal Chandelier: Skeletons in the Closet?

Senate Crystal Chandelier

Senate Crystal Chandelier

This chandelier hangs in the small Senate Rotunda, between the Old Senate Chamber and the main Rotunda on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol. It was installed in 1965.

 

The Rumor

Senate Crystal Chandelier

Senate Crystal Chandelier

Some people have been heard to say that the chandelier once hung in a dance hall. Others have said that it came from a brothel!

The Truth!

The Maryland Theatre, Baltimore

The Maryland Theatre, Baltimore

The chandelier was originally made for Baltimore's Maryland Theater in 1902.

Trinity Methodist Church

Trinity Methodist Church

From 1952-1965 the chandelier hung in the sanctuary of Trinity Methodist Church in Washington, DC.

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