June 11, 2022

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Last Updated on March 15, 2020

Construction of the Library of Congress

"Construction of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., April 19, 1893." Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Note: The Library was founded on April 24, 1800, President John Adams approved the appropriation of $5,000 for the purchase of "such books as may be necessary for the use of congress."

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