Washington Monument

by Ed Yourdon

Construction of the Washington Monument started  in 1848. The stone for the monument comes from Maryland and Massachusetts. The walls are made of white marble . The monument weighs 90 tons and equal to a 50 story building. The total number block is 36,491 and the total cost of the monument was $2 million dollars.(today it would cost 21 million dollars).At  the ceremonial laying Abe Lincoln was in attendance.

Interesting Facts

  • Washington  is the only president not to live in the White House.
  • Marta Washington was one of the richest women in Virginia when she married George Washington.
  • Washington did own slaves
  • George Washington farm was 8000 acres.
  • Washington did not believe in political parties.