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First Meeting Place of the House of Representatives in the Capitol Plaque
This tablet marks the first meeting place of the House of Representatives in...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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The Architect of the Capitol’s challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic buildings; adapting state-of-the-art technology; and increasing responsiveness to environmental, security and safety considerations in a rich historical setting.
The Architect of the Capitol's challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic...

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Melvin Wells has applied what they learned at SOME to excel at AOC.
AOC's partnership with So Others Might Eat (SOME) helps "empower...

Explore Capitol Hill

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    Beyond the Dome – Fort Meade

    The items stored in the warehouses are as varied as the AOC jurisdictions to which they belong.

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    Rising High – AOC's Elevator Mechanics

    The elevators at the Library of Congress could be a museum exhibit of their own.

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    Inspired by the Past, Preserving for the Future

    Meet the AOC's decorative painters at the LOC who work to preserve the ornate designs of one of the world's most beautiful buildings.

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    The National Audio-Visual Conservation Center

    The 140,000 reels of film is housed in collections, conservation and nitrate vaults.

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