Miniature Models to Cut and Assemble

Washington Monument Model

completed 1885
paper model scale 1:1000

This 555-foot marble obelisk was the tallest structure in the world when it was finished, and remains the world's tallest stone column. The monument was begun in 1848, but political disputes, a lack of funds, and later the Civil War, stalled construction for over 20 years. The original design featured a round colonnade at the base, with a bronze statue of Washington in a chariot, but when construction resumed the monument was altered to a simple obelisk.

A 1:1500 scale postcard version of this model is also available from Wurlington Press

How to build the Washington Monument model Model Instructions

Model Instructions Order the American Landmarks book