U.S. Geological Survey

Building Stones of Washington Walking Tour

The following section is a guidebook for a walking tour of some of the building stones used in the Nation's Capital. The tour covers an area roughly bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue on the north, the Jefferson Memorial on the south, the U.S. Capitol on the east, and the Lincoln Memorial on the west, with some side trips to describe especially interesting buildings outside the area. The numbers are keyed to the locations on the accompanying map.

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Introduction   ||   Washington's Geologic Setting   ||   Washington's Building Stones
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Descriptions and Origins of Selected Principal Building Stones of Washington   ||   About This Publication

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