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The National Garden was created as a place for visitors to experience the...

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Map of Capitol Hill
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Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging...

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Jul 10, 2014
Monday, July 21 - Final Update: AOC's contractor completed work in the East Grand Staircase on the House side of the...
Ari Novy
Jul 09, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol announces the selection of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic...
Jun 23, 2014
June 24, 2014 – A ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Congressional Gold Medal...
May 22, 2014
3:18 pm, May 22 - The Capitol Rotunda has reopened. Earlier today, a small...
May 22, 2014
2:30 p.m. - The Capitol Rotunda is temporarily closed and will be reopened...
May 21, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received its third consecutive...
May 13, 2014
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday...
Apr 25, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY  Architect of the Capitol Stephen T....
Apr 08, 2014
On Tuesday April 8, 2014, Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol,...
Mar 12, 2014
On Wednesday, March 12, high winds in the Washington, D.C. area caused...
Feb 26, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV...

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