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Landing of Columbus
This painting depicts Christopher Columbus and members of his crew on a beach...

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Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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Nitrate vault at the Library of Congress Packard Campus
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is responsible for managing all of the...

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Blog Posts By 'Matt Guilfoyle'

November 06
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Benjamin Brown French
Long before the advent of Twitter, Facebook and blogs – there were journals. 150 years ago this month saw one of the most transformative periods in the construction of the United States Capitol along...
September 10
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Flight 93 Memorial Plaque in the U.S. Capitol
For those of us in Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001, the site of the beautiful Capitol Dome set against bright blue skies on a cool September morning will forever conjure feelings and memories...
June 18
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Early House of Representatives Chamber (artist representation)
Too hot or too cold – there is no pleasing everyone when it comes to the right temperature in the office. But while today the AOC provides a climate-controlled environment to the buildings of Capitol...
April 15
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Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural at the U.S. Capitol
AOC Public Affairs Officer Matt Guilfoyle watches "Lincoln" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"-- and is surprised by which film more accurately depicts the U.S. Capitol.
March 18
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Government Island
AOC Public Affairs Officer Matt Guilfoyle walks in the footsteps of the masons and laborers who worked the quarry at Government Island in Aquia, Virginia, to gather stone for the U.S. Capitol more...
February 20
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Construction of Capitol extensions
Montgomery Meigs – a man who built the Capitol while helping save the Union it represents - may be America’s greatest engineer.
December 21
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U.S. Capitol Dome and Shuttle Discovery
Capitol Hill 2012 in pictures - from the memorable, to the beautiful, to the solemn.
December 12
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Scene "Cortez and Montezuma at Mexican Temple" from the Frieze of American History in the Capitol Rotunda
AOC's Matt Guilfoyle investigates the myth of the Mayan Calendar at the U.S. Capitol.
November 09
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Statue of Abraham Lincoln in Rotunda of U.S. Capitol
The recent attention for the movie “Lincoln” produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln draws focus on this remarkable individual, the period in which he...
August 28
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Path to the Capitol in Wartime
As a professional commuter, every day I enter my “bubble” – looking at my phone, listening to music, reading my Kindle – as I travel from my home in Bristow, Virginia, to my office at the U.S....