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CSPAN
Aug 26, 2017 12:01am EDT
none other than george washington himself standing life size meticulous masterpiece placed here in 1796. it is the only full length statue of washington that he personally posed for. and it was shorptly after the revolution, he was 53 years old, he had voluntarily resigned his military powers to go home to private life on his farm. and the statue that visitors see today is the most accurate depiction of george washington available. inside of that room where you see george washington are marble busts of the other virginia-born presidents. we have a total of eight. we also have a surprise guest, there is aan additional statue of the marquee de lafayette, an a major general in the american revolution fighting on our side against the british, a french volunteer. outside of our building we have a pediment style, temple style a-line roof, but once you are inside of the building, and you enter the hall of the presidents, and you look up, you suddenly discover a dome which is what you had been expecting all along. and the dome inside of our building has an skylight and then directly above
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2017 8:01pm EDT
the presidency, herbert hoover scholar george nash talks about the relationship between the 31st president and calvin coolidge. >> just four days before the election, coolidge, every the party regular, finally gave hoover an extraordinary effusive public endorsement in a rearranged telegram that invoked headlines. hoover had declared his fitness to be president. hoover said coolidge was able, experienced, trustworthy and safe. >> american history tv, all weekend, every weekend, only on c-span 3. >> announcer: working with our cable partners, the c-span cities tour takes american history tv on the road. to explore the history of selected american cities. tonight we're featuring visits to 17 state capitols, including texas, california, wisconsin and new york. first up, we visit the virginia state capitol in richmond. >>> we are inside a working public building that has hosted the oldest elected law making legislature active in the western hemisphere today. i think in terms of architecture, since we are the first american state capitol to open after the revolutionary war, and since
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2017 2:00pm EST
than george washington himself, meticulousfe-size, a marble masterpiece that was placed in the center of the capitol all the way back in 1796. it is the only full-length statue of washington that he personally posed for, and it was shortly after the resolution -- the revolution. he was 53 years old. he had voluntarily resigned his literary powers to go back to private life on his farm. the statue that visitors see today is the most accurate depiction of george washington in fayetteville. inside that room where you see george washington are marble --ts of the other virginia we have a total of eight. we have a surprise guest. there is a statue of the marquis dendy at -- the marquis de was a french general fighting on our side. within a linement roof. once you are inside and you look up, you suddenly discover a dome, which is what we expected all along. there is a skylight. additionalt is an skylight on the outside roof. now outside the old hall of the house of delegates, usually referred to as the old house chamber. this room is filled with memories. it is also filled with statuary that
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