The Unfinished Washington Monument

Unfinished Washington Monument

Taking the back seat as the Civil War raged through United States soil, the completion of one of the country’s most well-known symbols remained in great jeopardy from 1857 to 1875. A symbol of the nation’s then-fragmentation in its own right, lack of funds–and bodies to construct it–left the Washington Monument unfinished for nearly two decades.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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