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MODEL OF UNDER-CONSTRUCTION WHITE HOUSE ON DISPLAY

An immense model of the White House as it looked under construction in 1797 is on display in the lobby of the American Institute of Architects headquarters through Oct. 23.

The 14-foot by 18-foot model includes miniature cottages, horses, wagons and workers. The details were copied from documented vignettes, to try and capture the tone and spirit of the early-American construction crew whose daily toil produced a national landmark.The AIA headquarters is at 1735 New York Ave., N.W. It is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.