Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...


Picture of Solidago Altissima outside in a field
Bill McLaughlin, Plant Curator at the U.S. Botanic Garden, reflects on the...


Stewards of iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.


The display fountain in the park with pink roses between the U.S. Capitol and Union Station is located over the Senate underground garage.
The senate fountain, a hexagonal granite monolith with high jets of water spouting from its center... More »
The Old Supreme Court Chamber is the first room constructed for the use of the nation's highest judiciary body and was used by the Court from 1810 until 1860. Built by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, it was a significant architectural achievement, for the size and structure of its vaulted, semicircular ceiling were virtually unprecedented in the United States.
A masterpiece of architecture and engineering, the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the U.S. Capitol... More »


Setting a keystone during construction of the Rayburn House Office Building in 1964.
Initiated by Historian Carter G. Woodson in 1915, National African American History Month, also... More »
Photo from a Flowers Stink production.
Kennedy Center Musical Co-commissioned with the United States Botanic Garden Nominated The Helen... More »
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