— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —The original Library of Congress occupied a room in the U.S. Capitol. When British troops burned the Capitol in 1814, the collection was destroyed. After the war Thomas Jefferson helped re-establish the library by selling to Congress at a discount some 5,500 of his own books. President James Madison appointed local editor and writer George Watterston as his first full-time Librarian of Congress.
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism D.C|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 5:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 326339 N 4306184|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88738333, -77.00225000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.243', W 77° 0.135'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 14.58" N, 77° 0' 8.1" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 245-299 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC 20003, US|
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