A: Washington, District of Columbia, United States, B: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
President John Adams Signs Initial Funding of the Library of Congress
The Capitol, Washington, D.C. circa 1800, before it was burned down by the British. By William Russell Birch. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Initially the Library of Congress was located in the Capitol building.
On April 24, 1800 President John Adams signed legislation providing $5000 to purchase books as necessary for the “use of Congress.”
This was the origin of the Library of Congress. The Library was originally housed in the United States Capitol building.