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Layout of the Capitol Grounds drawn by Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted in 1874.
Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed the U.S. Capitol Grounds in...

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View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
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The AOC maintains the grounds of the U.S. Capitol
The roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an...

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Touching Up Columns in Statuary Hall
Next time you’re in Statuary Hall on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near...

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Juan Sandoval and Jose Hernandez using a lewis to remove stones from Olmsted Terrace.
Addressing the stone pandemic across the Capitol campus takes a team of historic preservationists, structural engineers and stonemasons, among others.
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December 03 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Capitol Christmas Tree 2013
The Capitol Christmas Tree has been a tradition at the U.S. Capitol since 1964. The tree will be lit from night fall until 11 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2014.
December 02 By: Lori Taylor 2 Comments
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 26 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Instagram Meetup at U.S. Capitol
Since one of the earliest known photographs of the U.S. Capitol in 1846, Washington, D.C., residents and visitors have been capturing images of this national icon, its art and its grounds.
November 25 By: Lori Taylor 0 Comments
Capitol Christmas Tree 2013
The 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree arrived Monday, November 25, on the U.S. Capitol Grounds follow along here as the tree arrives and AOC staff put it into position on the West Front of the Capitol.

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