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The Summerhouse, a hexagon-shaped brick structure set into the sloping hillside of the West Front lawn on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol Building, has offered rest and shelter to travelers for over a century.
The Summerhouse, a hexagon-shaped brick structure set into the sloping...

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Visitor Guide Gives Tour of Rotunda
Please note: Many of these Capitol Hill buildings are working office buildings...

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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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Black and white portrait of Benjamin Brown French
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    About the U.S. Capitol Building

    The United States Capitol Building is located in Washington, D.C., at the...

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    Rayburn House Office Building

    The Rayburn House Office Building, completed in early 1965, is the third of...

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    Capitol Dome

    The U.S. Capitol’s dome made of cast iron was designed by Thomas U. Walter and...

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    Capitol Rotunda

    The U.S. Capitol Rotunda is a large, domed, circular room 96 feet in diameter...

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    Russell Senate Office Building

    The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-1908) is the oldest of the...

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