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Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Being at the Capitol can be a family affair, literally!

Library of Congress – James Madison Memorial Building

Opened in 1980, measuring 500 feet wide and 400 feet deep, the Madison Building is the largest library structure in the world (It encompasses 1.5 million square feet of space). The Madison Building is an unusual combination of a national shrine contained in a working building serving both as the Library of Congress' (LOC) third major structure and as this nation's official memorial to President James Madison.

Full details on the James Madison Memorial Building and other LOC destinations are at aoc.gov/library-congress.

Location information: 
James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Avenue, SE
20540 Washington , DC
United States
38° 53' 13.1784" N, 77° 0' 16.776" W
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