"Facts About the Monument"

Title

"Facts About the Monument"

Description

This Washington Post article from February 22, 1885 discusses the features of the newly completed Washington Monument. Including facts about height, weight, and marble used, the article shows the enthusiasm Americans felt that the monument was finally being completed after more than 20 years under construction.

Source

The Washington Post

Date

02/22/1885

Coverage

Text

FACTS ABOUT THE MONUMENT. Its Cost, Height, Weight and Other Interesting Details. The total amount expended by the United States in the work, was $887,710.31, and by the Washington Monument Society, $300,000, making the total cost of the structures $1,187,710.31. The total estimated weight of the monument is 81,129 tons.

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Description

This Washington Post article from February 22, 1885 discusses the features of the newly completed Washington Monument. Including facts about height, weight, and marble used, the article shows the enthusiasm Americans felt that the monument was finally being completed after more than 20 years under construction.

Date

02/22/1885

Coverage

1860-1889

Source

The Washington Post