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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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Snapshot of a crowd of people on a guided tour through the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
Official Tours of the U.S. Capitol Building are offered Monday through...

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The Architect of the Capitol is committed to the preservation and stewardship...

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Black and white photograph of Union Troops lined up in front of the Capitol in 1861
Weekdays at 3 p.m. — In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, a...

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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 31, 2013
From May 25, 2013 - October 14, 2013, the U.S. Botanic Garden "Food for...
Apr 16, 2013
On April 16, 2013, pursuant to H Res 364, the U.S. House of...
Feb 21, 2013
The bronze statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled in a ceremony on...
Feb 04, 2013
After a winter of gray skies and leafless trees, the AOC Capitol Grounds...
Jan 15, 2013
The Architect of the Capitol's Performance and Accountability Report for...
Jan 09, 2013
Due to preparations for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the Capitol...
Dec 19, 2012
Senator Daniel K. Inouye will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on...
Dec 17, 2012
Cogeneration technology was identified as an energy efficient and cost...

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