ITEM #: 20093 Washington Monument Ornament by Old World Christmas
Material: Glass & Glitter
An Old World Christmas glass American monument ornament. The famed Washington Monument located on the National Mall in Washington D.C. is a tall obelisk building dedicated to George Washington, the first president of the United States. It is the tallest building in Washington D.C. and took over four decades to complete, with Washington himself halting construction due to lack of funds. It was finally finished by raising private money with construction concluding in 1884, and first opened to the public in 1888. There are many little known facts about the building, the most important is that it looks nothing like what it was originally designed to look like, but nevertheless it is still an impressive sight when visiting Washington D.C. Commemorate that visit with this glass ornament homage to the real thing.