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Bartholdi Fountain
In 1877 the United States paid $6,000 for an iron fountain sculpted by...

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Guided Tours: Buildings on Capitol Hill
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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Publications
The Architect of the Capitol annually publishes a wide variety of publications...

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The Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol
This is the first in a series of occasional articles, written by the Architect...

Columns

Columns are an iconic architectural element found throughout Capitol Hill. From the Capitol Building to the Supreme Court the presence of corinthian, doric and ionic columns gives these monuments of American Democracy their neoclassical look.

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