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Car of History Clock marble statue
This marble sculpture, created in 1819, is among the oldest works of art in...

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A virtual Map of Capitol Hill from above
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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House Office Buildings laborers like Keith Quick carefully move thousands of boxes and other items among member storerooms every election year.
The House Office Buildings laborers continuously improve service delivery and...

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    Neoclassical Architecture

    The definitive architectural style on Capitol Hill, inspired by the use of ancient Greek and Roman styles in the design of great public buildings.

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    Sandstone

    A common building material during the early years of Washington, D.C., because it could be found locally and was easy to cut to shape.

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    Corinthian Columns

    This style can be found inside and outside of the buildings on Capitol Hill.

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    Cast Iron

    Used extensively in the U.S. Capitol’s mid-19th century House and Senate extensions and new dome.

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