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THE PATENT OFFICE is the popular naine for the seat of the Department or
the interior of which the Patent Office is a bureau. it of the Doric otyle of Greek architecture and stands on the ground set aside by L'Enfant,. the French engineer who planned Washington, for a national church.'!
construction has been plecemeal, following the growth of patent business. in 1867 it was finished at a cost of $2.347.011.65.