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.
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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
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Delivery Instructions

Special restrictions apply to make deliveries to the U.S. Capitol.

All delivery vehicles are required to report to the Off-Site Delivery Center for the US Capitol Police, located at 4700 Shepherd Parkway SW for inspection before proceeding to the Capitol Building via the North Barricade on Constitution Avenue, N.E., the loading dock of the Senate Office Buildings located on D Street, N.E., the loading dock for the Ford House Office Building on Virginia Avenue, S.W., or the Delaware Avenue, S.W. access point for the Rayburn, Longworth, and Cannon Office Buildings’ loading docks.

No deliveries will be accepted unless the vehicles have been processed at the Off-Site Delivery Center. The hours of the Off-Site Delivery Center are 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In order to gain access to the loading docks for the Capitol, House and Senate Office Buildings, you are required to have a letter on file with the United States Capitol Police. The letter must be on company letterhead accompanied by the signature of the owner, president or manager. Please print or type the names, in alphabetical order, of persons requesting access. Requests for access must be renewed three (3) times per year: April 30th, August 31st, and December 31st, and should contain the following information:

  1. Name of Company
  2. Name of Drivers/Employees Requiring Access
  3. Social Security Number of each Driver/Employee
  4. Date of Birth of each Driver/Employee
  5. Building(s) to be accessed
  6. Company Contact Person and Phone Number

This information must be provided to:
United States Capitol Police
Off-Site Delivery Center
4700 Shepherd Parkway SW
Washington, DC 20032
Fax: 202.226.0571

Any questions can be directed to the Off-Site Division of the United States Capitol Police at 202.224.0202.