Friday, April 1, 2011

Souvenir Buildings of D.C.

Over the years, I’ve written about some of the many structures that have been reproduced in miniature for visitors to our nation’s capital to take home with them. Posts varied from the U.S. Capitol building and the Capitol Visitor’s Center to the Washington Monument. Naturally, I’ve written about the White House and even a ‘blue’ White House replica by Boym Design. Don’t for get the Lincoln Memorial and the very rare or perhaps one-of-a-kind golden Smithsonian Castle replica. I’ve also written about the Vice President’s residence and the Labor Union’s Moreschi Building. Don’t forget the Watergate Complex, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Headquarters and the vary rare Acacia Life Insurance Building souvenir buildings. One of our SBCS convention architectural tours will be the George Washington Masonic Memorial. There are also many versions of combination or skyline-type souvenirs of many D.C. buildings together. These range from an antique metal desk calendar to a building combination with thermometer. An unusual replica made for Tech Data looks like all of the iconic D.C. buildings are one building with shared walls.

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