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The Rayburn House Office Building, completed in early 1965, is the third of three office buildings constructed for the United States House of Representatives.
The Rayburn House Office Building, completed in early 1965, is the third of...

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Screenshot of Google Maps image of United States Capitol and surrounding areas.
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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Small Business Industry Day at AOC
The Architect of the Capitol is hosting a Small Business Day on Tuesday,...

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February 03, 2014
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Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging from squirrels to red-tailed hawks to a red fox. But sheep? If it had been left up to one Virginia farmer more than 90...
April 11, 2013
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Squirrels on the Capitol Grounds
When walking across the Capitol Grounds there is one critter that can consistently be seen out and about – the squirrel. When did squirrels first come to Washington, D.C. and how did they end up here...
September 25, 2012
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AOC tree surgeon cares for trees on Capitol Grounds
Year round, I often notice Architect of the Capitol employees perched high in the trees above. I love the large, beautiful trees across Capitol Hill—they are longest standing witnesses of the history...
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