The U.S. Capital Building, United States Capital Building

The United States Capital Building That Was Constructed By Slave Labor

Plans for the creation of the present day United States Capital building began in 1780. In 1783, slave labor was utilized to assist in the construction of the capital building.

On Febuary 28, 2012, the Architect of the Capital installed a plaque honoring the African American slaves who helped build the United States Capital.

Author’s Note:

The United States Capital building has an assortment of architectural wonders for visitors to admire such as the former United States Supreme Court Chambers, the Rotunda and the Capital Crypt, that was never used as a crypt but as a hall of records.

The dome of the U.S. Capital building.

The Rotunda of the U.S. Capital building.

The site of the former U.S. Supreme Court Chambers.

The U.S. Capital Crypt that is used as a hall of records.