Midas Touch

Posted January 19, 2007 at 4:29pm

[IMGCAP(1)]Robert Henry seems to have a golden touch when it comes to detail work. The question is, which building’s gold leafing is he updating? We won’t ask for a specific room — just the building and, for extra credit, the floor. [IMGCAP(2)]
Last time around, we challenged newcomers to Capitol Hill to identify the landmark beneath the feet of 2-year-old Angelica Prieto-Ortega and her mother, Rubi Ortega (below). Anyone who’s spent time on the Hill probably can tell you that the star in the floor of the Capitol Crypt marks the center point of the grid from which Washington, D.C.’s streets are numbered and lettered.