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United States Capitol - 1846
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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Prohibited Items at the U.S. Capitol Building
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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

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The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th...

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May 20 By: Sharon Gang 0 Comments
Touching Up Columns in Statuary Hall
Next time you’re in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the House Chamber, look closely
May 12 By: Matt Guilfoyle 0 Comments
Cleaning National Garden
Conceived as an outdoor laboratory for gardening in harmony with natural ecosystems, the National Garden opened to the public on October 1, 2006. It provides “living laboratories” for environmental,...
May 08 By: Erin Nelson 0 Comments
Capitol Carillonneur
Meet the Capitol's Carillonneur
April 01 By: Alesia Call 0 Comments
West Front of Capitol in March
Here at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), our challenge is unique – we must maintain aging, iconic buildings while adapting to state-of-the-art technology and increasing responsiveness to...

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