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

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Caring for the National Garden
The Architect of the Capitol magazine, Foundations & Perspectives,...

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Capitol Crypt, circa 1900
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a...

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Blog Posts By 'Erin Nelson'

May 08
By: Erin Nelson
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Capitol Carillonneur
Meet the Capitol's Carillonneur
November 12
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The U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility
AOC's Erin Nelson ventures outside the U.S. Capitol to explore the U.S. Botanic Garden's Production Facility -- home to approximately 60,000 plants.
July 17
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Warehouses in Fort Meade, Maryland store items such as statues that were once displayed on the East Front of the Capitol.
The Architect of the Capitol is responsible for managing all of the buildings and grounds on Capitol Hill, but it also maintains several facilities across the National Capital Region, including...
June 03
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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 buildings and grounds on Capitol Hill, but it also maintains several facilities across the National Capital Region. One such...
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