Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Old Brick Capitol
[Old Capitol Prison]
— [U.S. Supreme Court Building National Historic Landmark] —
The cornerstone of the Old Brick Capitol
built by Washington citizens
to house the Congress
was laid on this site.
The Congress met here from December 13, 1815
through March 3, 1819.
President Monroe was inaugurated here in 1817,
establishing the custom of public inaugurations.
Erected 1950 by National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 3, 1812.
Location. 38° 53.45′ N, 77° 0.336′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from 1st Street Northeast south of Maryland Avenue Northeast, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the inside of the perimeter wall surrounding the plaza west on the U.S. Supreme Court Building, at the northwest corner off the 1st Street sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 1st Street Northeast, Washington DC 20543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least United States Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Capitol Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); The Minuteman Memorial Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); From June to December, 1917 (about 700 feet away); The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (about 700 feet away); Florida House (about 700 feet away); Residence of Albert Gallatin (about 700 feet away); Alva Belmont House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
Also see . . .
1. Old Capitol Prison. (Submitted on January 2, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Supreme Court of the United States - the Court Building (1935). (Submitted on January 2, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Old Capitol Prison; "American Bastille".
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,479 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 2, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 7, 8. submitted on October 13, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.