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Brumidi Corridors
The vaulted, ornately decorated corridors on the first floor of the Senate...

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Capitol Visitor Center
The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) provides a variety...

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Stewardship
The Architect of the Capitol is committed to the preservation and stewardship...

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Capitol Crypt, circa 1900
The term “crypt” has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a...

House Office Buildings

The first congressional office buildings were constructed immediately after the turn of the century to relieve overcrowding in the Capitol. Previously, members who wanted office space had to rent quarters or borrow space in committee rooms. The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest congressional office building, with the Longworth, Rayburn and Ford House Office Buildings being added later to house the growing Congress.

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