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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 'Kristen Frederick'

October 31
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.
May 13
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
By: Kristen Frederick
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AOC General Counsel Jason Baltimore
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
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Georgia Shaw
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...
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