Washington Monument

Washington Monument

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 90,854 tons and is equal to a 50 story building in height. 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.

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