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

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View of the Capitol Christmas Tree in 2013 at night next to the Capitol Building.
The regular practice of displaying a Christmas tree on the Capitol Grounds is...

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View of the U.S. Capitol Building from above at dusk
In order to ensure the safety of visitors and staff and to preserve the...

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Photo of the Capitol dome with an enclosure.
Update: March 2015 Scaffoldin​g and Restoring PhaseThe Dome Restoration...

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The United States Capitol in 1846, with its original dome designed by Charles Bulfinch
Throughout the U.S. Capitol Building’s 220-year history, there have been many...

In 1853, at the beginning of President Franklin Pierce's administration, the War Department was given control of the Capitol extension project and Captain Montgomery C. Meigs was placed in charge.

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1853
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Captain Montgomery C. Meigs
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