Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The First Library of Congress

Library of Congress AddressLocated on Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C., the Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world.  However, the original library of the United States Congress was consumed in the fire that destroyed the Capitol Building on August 24, 1814.

Click here to read more about The Mysterious Disappearance of the First Library of Congress.

Hat tip to Nathan Dorn.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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