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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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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
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Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Statue of Frederick Douglass from Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center
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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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