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William Henry Powell’s painting of the Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto
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Painted Portrait of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
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Early House of Representatives Chamber (artist representation)
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A Century of Service

This year, the Capitol Power Plant marks 100 years of steady service of steam and chilled water to heat and cool the Capitol. In that century of service, the plant has undergone significant changes as new buildings were built, and more modern and efficient equipment was installed.

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