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Dreaming Big in Foggy Bottom

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Francis Webster Smith's brochure for the Halls of the Ancients.
Francis Webster Smith's brochure for the Halls of the Ancients.

A full-sized replica of the Parthenon...in Foggy Bottom? Rebecca Sheir speaks with historian/author Paul Dickson about some grandiose dreams for D.C. in the early 20th century and the man who might have given Walt Disney a run for his money.

[Music: "Daydream Believer" by Lord Sitar from Ultra-Lounge: On the Rocks, Pt. 1]

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