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Capitol Christmas Tree 2013
The regular practice of displaying a Christmas tree on the Capitol Grounds is...

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Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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AOC grounds crew plants flowers at U.S. Capitol
The Architect of the Capitol magazine, Foundations & Perspectives,...

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North Approach to Capitol
AOC is undertaking a project to repair, clean and preserve the Olmsted Terrace...

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Blog Posts Tagged 'Capitol Dome'

December 02
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Photo showing placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol December 2, 1863 as viewed from the west.
The Statue of Freedom was placed atop the Capitol Dome 150 years ago, effectively completing the Capitol Dome that we still see today.
November 06
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Benjamin Brown French
Long before the advent of Twitter, Facebook and blogs – there were journals. 150 years ago this month saw one of the most transformative periods in the construction of the United States Capitol along...
March 12
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East Front of the U.S. Capitol
The AOC works to make the Capitol Dome, an enduring symbol of democracy recognized throughout the world, visible to all throughout the night. Learn about this history of the lighting of this iconic...