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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
The House Chamber, also known as the "Hall of the House of Representatives,"...

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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Pickford Theater in the Madison Building.
Find out how our architects work the ADA into historic buildings on the Capitol...

Blog Posts By 'Matt Guilfoyle'

December 21, 2012
By: Matt Guilfoyle
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U.S. Capitol Dome and Shuttle Discovery flying by
Capitol Hill 2012 in pictures - from the memorable, to the beautiful, to the solemn.
December 12, 2012
By: Matt Guilfoyle
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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, 2012
By: Matt Guilfoyle
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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, 2012
By: Matt Guilfoyle
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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....

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