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James Madison Memorial Building
Opened in 1980, measuring 500 feet wide and 400 feet deep, the Madison...

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Getting Here
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Military Bands Summer Concert Series 2014
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday,...

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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