Congress Hall Interior Postcard

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Congress Hall Interior Postcard

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00541
Title: Congress Hall Interior Postcard
Additional Title: Philadelphia Congress Hall - United States' House of Representative's Room
Historic Street Address: 582 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Located: Postcard Collection  Under: Philadelphia - Congress Hall -Interior

[On REVERSE] National Museum - Independence Hall Group  Congress Hall - U.S. House of Representative's Room       From 1790 till 1800 Congress Hall was the United States Capitol. The restoration of this room now shows its appearance when the Members of Congress (House of Representatives) held their sessions here. The members sat at tables on the riser platforms, with a third row on the level floor, facing the Speakers Rostrum.     The Rostrum itself is installed on the Original Floor Boards, and it was here that John Adams was inaugurated the second President of the United States, 1797. In 1796, fronting the Rostrum, George Washington delivered his "Farewell Address" to the American People.

Copyrighted 1937 & Publ. by K. F. Lutz, 441 N. 32nd St., Phila., Pa.   No. 126

Creation Year: ca. 1937
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.150626
Geocode Latitude:39.949013

Creator Name: Lutz, K. F. (Karl F.), 1896- - Photographer
Lewis, Samuel - Architect