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William Henry Powell’s painting of the Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto
William Henry Powell’s dramatic and brilliantly colored canvas was the last of...

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Visitor Guide Gives Tour of Rotunda
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Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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Capitol Hill, with its rich history and iconic buildings, allows for an eclectic mix of professions. Jim Saenger, the Capitol’s Carillonneur, has perhaps one of the most unique and least visible jobs on the Hill.
Capitol Hill, with its rich history and iconic buildings, allows for an...

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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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