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Outside view of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory and sign.
The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory is delightful to the senses and...

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Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Photo of AOC's Buddy Paddy by the sign for Champ House.
This AOC Tree Surgeon spends his days caring for the trees on Capitol Grounds...

Blog Posts Tagged 'history'

From the Archives: Bike Racks on Capitol Hill

Posted by Andria Leo on July 31, 2013

Bill from the Lawn Cycle Stand Manufacturing Co. to the Architect of the Capitol
Parking in Washington, D.C. has always been a challenge, but did you know they have been working to accommodate commuters on Capitol Hill for more than a century?

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Keeping History in Perspective

Posted by Stephen T. Ayers on July 23, 2013

Engraving showing the first dome of the U.S. Capitol, designed by Charles Bulfinch. By William H. Bartlett, circa 1840.
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, remembers one of the major players in the history U.S. Capitol, Charles Bulfinch.

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