2022 US Capitol Commemorative Olmsted 200th Anniversary Ornament
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2022 US Capitol Commemorative Olmsted 200th Anniversary Ornament

This year the U.S. Capitol Historical Society launches a commemorative ornament inspired by the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted. In 1873, Congress commissioned Olmsted to design the enlarged grounds of the U.S. Capitol. After careful study, in June 1874 he presented a plan for a sophisticated landscape that highlighted the building it surrounded.

His symmetrical design incorporated park-like edging, low walls, lamps, careful placement of trees and simple shrubs, and a series of curved walkways that afforded attractive views of the Capitol. Olmsted later added a brick summerhouse to his design to provide visitors with a drinking fountain and a cool place to rest.

The most ambitious aspect of the plan was a new marble terrace that wrapped around the north, south and west facades. Judging the existing earthen terrace unacceptable, Olmsted’s new design provided a strong visual foundation for the building and additional space for committee rooms and storage.

***This ornament has a 24 kt gold finish and marble from the original 1863-65 Capitol steps, removed during the 1995 renovation.

Details:

  • Materials: 24k gold finish and original Capitol marble from the 1995 renovation
  • Size: 3 inches H x 3 inches L
  • Made in America

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Daphne
Mechanicsville, VA
It was wonderful! I am starting a collection for our granddaughter for every Christmas for her to have when she gets older to have all these ornaments for every year to put on her tree!!! Love the ornament!!

 
Krista
Rockmart, GA
This ornament is so lovely - truly, the picture on the website (and packaging) do not do it justice. I get this ornament every year for my sister, and was kind of 'meh' when I saw it on the website, but when I opened the box - it's so much prettier than expected. This might be my favorite ornament yet! I really can't wait for her to open it next week for her birthday! The shipping was very fast, too! I'm very pleased!

 
Jennifer
Wolfeboro, NH
Beautifully designed and packaged with good explaining of why it is commerative

 
Patricia
Scottsdale, AZ
My husband loves the detail. He wanted to obtain something uniquely American for the tree this year and this was perfect.

 
Kathie
Tampa, FL
I have ordered each years for the past several years and never disappointed. Always top quality.

 
susan
vienna, VA
EVERY YEAR WE DRIVE FROM VA TO SEE THE BEATIFL CAP I PURCASED THESE AS GIFTS TO WITH THE EXTRADORY WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENTS
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