The United States Capitol Building: Washington, DC.
To solicit designs for the capitol Building, Thomas Jefferson held a design contest in 1792. The prize was $500 (about $12,000 today) and a plot of land in the nations capitol.
The bulk of the submissions were so bad that the winner was a man named William Thornton; an amateur architect who entered late. The Corner Stone was laid on September 18, 1793 by George Washington and 8 other FreeMasons, donned in their full Masonic regalia. #incomparable
Also, I am moving to DC tomorrow, so if you’re from the area lemme know what your favorite sneaker and food spots are➕➕