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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 Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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Photo of Citrus sinesis.
On February 28 at 2 p.m., explore the fascinating chemistry of oranges and...

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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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