National Geographic : 1922 Jul
THE COMPLETED APSE OF THE WASHINGTON CATHEDRAL, ON MOUNT ST. ALBAN Situated on a beautifully wooded crest, this shrine fulfills plans conceived by George Washington for achurch inthe Capital City tobe devoted to national purposes. Its erection was begun in 1915. Several famous cathedrals in England contributed some oftheir ancient stones and marbles to be made into carvings and statues for its adornment. The main body of the cathedral, measuring 500 feet from the western front to the apse at the easterly end, will be equal in length to any of the English cathedrals except York (see text, page 81).