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.

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