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Members of the House of Representatives sit in unassigned armchairs arranged in a semicircle on tiered platforms that face the Speaker's rostrum. Behind the rostrum is a frontispiece with Ionic columns made of black Italian marble with white Alabama marble capitals. An American flag occupies the center and is flanked by two bronze faces. The chamber's lower walls are walnut paneled with intervening light grey Genevieve Sheldorado marble pilasters. A gallery for visitors and the press corps rings the chamber
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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
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Photo of US Capitol Building made of plant materials.
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Library Buildings and Grounds Superintendent's Office

Library Buildings and Grounds Superintendent's Office

Skilled tradespersons work behind the scenes providing services to the Library that include: ensuring a safe and comfortable indoor environment; preserving historic structures; maintenance, repair, and construction; and landscape design, planting, and grounds maintenance.

Under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), the Library Buildings and Grounds is responsible for the day-to-day structural, mechanical and grounds care of the Library of Congress. This includes the Library's three buildings on Capitol Hill (James Madison, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Buildings) and a number of facilities beyond Washington, D.C., including the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia.

AOC Library Buildings and Grounds is comprised of a variety of skills and trades including the operation of the air conditioning, electrical, elevator, fire/electronics, masonry, painting and refinishing, plumbing, sheet metal, mechanical, and landscaping design and maintenance. These skilled tradespersons work behind the scenes providing services to the Library that include: ensuring a safe and comfortable indoor environment; preserving historic structures; maintenance, repair, and construction; and landscape design, planting, and grounds maintenance.

Need Assistance?

Contact the Library of Congress Superintendent's Office 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 202.707.5157 or submit an Online Work Request Form (must be connected to Capitol Hill network to access link).


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