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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Painting 1
Drawing 1
Photo 1


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 2: The Octagon, 2011.

[Photo 2: The Octagon, circa 2011.] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy of The Octagon Museum)

Questions for Photo 2

1) Compare The Octagon to the buildings around it. How is The Octagon different?

2) The large building behind The Octagon is the headquarters of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA Foundation owns The Octagon. What reasons might members of the American Institute of Architects have for wanting their headquarters at The Octagon?

3) Do you think Colonel John Tayloe III would recognize the place in Photograph 2? Why or why not? (Refer to Painting 1 and Readings 2-4 if necessary)

* Click for larger version of Photo 2.



Comments or Questions

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