Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

Featured

In the late 19th century the architectural style of the Thomas Jefferson Building was said to be "Italian Renaissance." Today, it is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.
The Library of Congress began in 1800 with a small appropriation to buy...

Featured

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...

Featured

Photo of AOC employee Richard Edmonds.
  The Architect of the Capitol magazine, Foundations & Perspectives,...

Featured

Susan Dworkin photo.
Learn about climate change and staple foods at noon on October 24 at the U.S...

Explore Capitol Hill

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

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