Build Your Own U. S. Capitol Postcard
President George Washington laid the cornerstone for the home of the U.S. Congress in 1793. The building has been expanded numerous times to accommodate the increasingly larger Senate in the north wing and House of Representatives in the south wing. The 288-foot cast iron dome topped with the Statue of Freedom was completed in 1863. This card includes all pieces and instructions necessary to make a complete paper model at 1:2000 scale, approx. 4.5 inches wide when assembled. 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
Member price: $1.80