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The Old Supreme Court Chamber is the first room constructed for the use of the nation's highest judiciary body and was used by the Court from 1810 until 1860. Built by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, it was a significant architectural achievement, for the size and structure of its vaulted, semicircular ceiling were virtually unprecedented in the United States.
The Old Supreme Court Chamber is the first room constructed for the use of the...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
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Photo of Capitol Hill steps.
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Beth Burrous, biochemist and USBG volunteer.
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