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The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest congressional office building as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture.
The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest...

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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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Early House of Representatives Chamber (artist representation)
Too hot or too cold – there is no pleasing everyone when it comes to the right...

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Discovering the Joys of Teaching — and Learning

Posted by Kristen Frederick on May 17, 2012

AOC's Theon Parker teaches students about electrical circuits at Phelps ACE High School.
Courses taught by AOC employees help communicate business culture and expectations, as well as important skills they can apply to future educational and occupational pursuits.

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Doing Good: Employees Give of Themselves

Posted by Kristen Frederick on March 4, 2012

AOC's Kevin Mulshine is proud to help others by being a blood donor.
While most people can be blood donors, only five percent of the eligible population actually donates — making AOC's Kevin and Gloria true heroes, even if they don't consider their efforts extraordinary.

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Presidents in Art

Posted by AOC Curator Office on February 27, 2012

Oil painting of a historical scene including several Presidents
Presidents Don't Sleep Here—But They're Honored in Art!

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