Photo From the Attic: Mulling a Move Indoors

Posted May 4, 2011 at 6:42pm

After a downpour during the previous presidential inauguration, the newly formed Capitol Auditorium Commission meets April 30, 1937, to consider construction of an indoor space to host inaugurations and national conventions. From left: Senate Public Buildings and Grounds Chairman Tom Connally (D-Texas), Sen. Warren Austin (R-Vt.), Rep. Fritz Lanham (D-Texas) and Interior Secretary Harold Ickes.