Today in History: Benjamin Henry Latrobe

United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Framing & ceiling plan - Hall of Representatives
Today in History–May 1–the Library of Congress features Benjamin Henry Latrobe, born on this day in 1764. Find out more about early American engineer and architect who helped plan the U.S. Capitol and the White House and many more influential buildings by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources about Latrobe and architecture.

Benjamin Henry Latrobe drawings & plans

Benjamin Henry Latrobe correspondence

Benjamin Henry Latrobe maps

The journal of Latrobe. Being the notes and sketches of an architect, naturalist and traveler in the United States from 1796 to 1820

The President’s House

Benjamin Henry Latrobe historical newspaper coverage through 1820

American Treasures from the Library of Congress (online exhibitions)

Library Collections

Primary Source Spotlight: Architecture