references to god and the bible are so prevalent within American architecture that one can simply go down to their local park, county courthouse, or nearby monument to see these references on display. As a result, we have only included a select few here. we encourage you to keep an eye out and recognize those dicpictions that are found in your local area.
U.S. Supreme Court
Moses, the keeper of the Law, is represented twice, both on the inside and the outside, of the U.S. Supreme court. The photo on the left is on the East Pediment of the court - notice Moses at the center of the depiction with the ten Commandments in hand. On the right, is a depiction of Moses, once again, carrying the 10 Commandments within the South Wall Courtroom. Below are other depictions of the 10 Commandments within the court building.
library of congress
When visiting the main reading room of the Library of Congress, one does not have to look far to see references and depictions of God and the Bible - a few have been included here:
23 total reliefs adorn the inner chamber of the house all depicting figures that helped shape the development of the American Republic and the Law that governs it. 11 of these face to the right while 11 others face to the left. All look towards the full-face relief of Moses shown here.
Adorning the top of the Washington Monument is a 100 ounce aluminum capstone that bears several different inscriptions. On its East face, there are two lone Latin words that read "Laus Deo" or "Praise be to God." Several more references to God and the Bible are depicted within the inner portions of the monument.
Within the White House State Dining room is an inscription commissioned by John Adams that reads the following:
"I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May non but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof."
The 10 Commandments embedded in the floor of the National Archives.
Statue in front of the Ronald Reagen building titled "Liberty of Worship" depicting Lady Liberty resting on the 10 Commandments.