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The "Brick Capitol," photographed by Mather Brady, ca. 1865


Image: "Brick Caopitol," ca. 1965
Congress met in this building from 1814-1819 while the U.S. Capitol, just across the street, was being repaired after being burned by British troops during the War of 1812. Later it became a boarding house, and during the Civil War it was used as a prison. It was demolished in 1867.
credit: National Archives and Records Administration

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