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The Summerhouse, a hexagon-shaped brick structure set into the sloping hillside of the West Front lawn on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol Building, has offered rest and shelter to travelers for over a century.
The Summerhouse, a hexagon-shaped brick structure set into the sloping...

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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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Photo of damage to be restored.
The focus of the Rotunda Restoration will be to remove hazardous materials (...

Inspired by the Past, Preserving for the Future

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Meet the AOC's decorative painters at the Library of Congress who work to preserve the ornate designs of one of the world's most beautiful buildings. Go behind the scenes to see the techniques used to keep the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building looking as striking as it did when it first opened in 1897.

 

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