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The painting General George Washington Resigning His Commission by John Trumbull
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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
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The yellow desk in location #80 is the "Candy Desk."
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Blog Posts By 'Kristen Frederick'

October 01, 2014
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Capitol view through bicycle spokes.
Quite a few Architect of the Capitol employees commute by bike, forming a group that meets monthly to work on promoting cycling to fellow AOC employees.
October 31, 2013
By: Kristen Frederick
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Cenotaphs at the Congressional Cemetery. Photo courtesy Library of Congress.
This Halloween, Kristen Frederick, congressional liaison for the Architect of the Capitol, visited the Congressional Cemetery and discovered many connections the AOC has to this hallowed ground.
June 17, 2013
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AOC employees plan renovations to Representative Tammy Duckworth's Office
A team of tradecrafts experts at the AOC transform an office into a completely wheelchair-accessible suite in less than four weeks.
May 13, 2013
By: Kristen Frederick
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The United States Capitol in 1846, with its original dome designed by Charles Bulfinch
Throughout the U.S. Capitol Building’s 220-year history, there have been many workers who have labored in obscurity, their names forever lost to the passage of time. Recently when I was researching...
February 04, 2013
By: Kristen Frederick
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AOC General Counsel Jason Baltimore standing next to a tour of people
Kristen Frederick, AOC congressional liaison, sits down with Jason Baltimore, AOC’s first African American general counsel, to discuss what brought him to the Architect of the Capitol and what...
July 12, 2012
By: Kristen Frederick
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Georgia Shaw working as an AOC draftsman
Georgia Shaw was the first woman hired by the AOC as a draftsman, leading to a fulfilling 29-year career with the agency. After Georgia passed, her daughter honored her mother’s legacy by including...
June 08, 2012
By: Kristen Frederick
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Architect of the Capitol's Franklin Bradley with his bike helmet on in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
AOC's Internal Communications Manager finds a way to make a meaningful difference through an annual bike-a-thon supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
May 17, 2012
By: Kristen Frederick
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AOC's Theon Parker teaches students about electrical circuits at Phelps ACE High School.
Courses taught by AOC employees help communicate business culture and expectations, as well as important skills they can apply to future educational and occupational pursuits.
March 04, 2012
By: Kristen Frederick
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AOC's Kevin Mulshine is proud to help others by being a blood donor.
While most people can be blood donors, only five percent of the eligible population actually donates — making AOC's Kevin and Gloria true heroes, even if they don't consider their efforts...
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