Located at the National Arboretum, the columns were originally built as part of the east portico of the Capitol in 1828, before the Capitol dome was completed. When the dome was completed in 1866 it appeared as if it was not adequately supported by the columns, because the iron dome was much larger than the dome that the designer envisioned. In order to correct this visual illusion, an addition to the east side of the Capitol was constructed and the columns were removed in 1958. The columns were relocated to the National Arboretum in the 1980's.
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