Messenger - Vol. 3, No. 1, Page 15
Fall 1993
In fine fettle

     The restored allegorical figure of freedom was returned to the dome of
the U.S. Capitol, Oct. 23, marking the 200th anniversary of Congress. Bill
Allen, Delaware '72, architectural historian for the Capitol, first
discovered how the statue atop the dome was placed there in 1863, which
made it easier to remove the figure for conservation. "It's one of those
things that historians can tell engineers," says Allen. The five-month
restoration project cost $780,000.