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build your own nmb postcardBuild Your Own National Building Museum Postcard

General Montgomery C. Meigs designed this Washington, D.C. building to house the Pension Bureau for the benefit of Civil War Union veterans. It is now the home of the National Building Museum. The building was the world's largest masonry structure when completed in 1887, containing over fifteen million bricks. The Great Hall has been the site of many inaugural balls since the first election of President Grover Cleveland. This card includes all pieces and instructions necessary to make a complete paper model at 1:1500 scale, approx. 1.5" long. It is mailable, with space on the reverse for a stamp, address and a message. Each card also includes a short but informative description of the landmark the model represents. Instructions are included in the form of multi-lingual isometric diagrams.  Build Your Own Chicago and Build Your Own New York series are also available.

Size: card--4-5/8" x 6-3/4"

Design: Matt Bergstrom

Code: 74173

Member price: $1.80


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