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This painting by Allyn Cox depicts the cornerstone laying ceremony and is currently on display in the House Wing of the U.S. Capitol Building.
The cornerstone was laid on Wednesday, September 18, 1793, during the first...

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Screenshot of Google Maps image of United States Capitol and surrounding areas.
Located at the center of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Building and other...

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

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The War of 1812 Tour: Three Points of View Weekdays at 11 a.m. – Join a...

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First Meeting Place of the House of Representatives in the Capitol Plaque

First Meeting Place of the House of Representatives in the Capitol Plaque
 
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Last Updated: May 17, 2012