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This painting by Allyn Cox depicts the cornerstone laying ceremony and is currently on display in the House Wing of the U.S. Capitol Building.
The cornerstone was laid on Wednesday, September 18, 1793, during the first...

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A crowd of people visiting the Capitol during visitor hours
Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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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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Military Bands Summer Concert Series 2014
The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday,...

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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...
Photographic portrait of Ari Novy, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden
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...
Nov 05, 2012
The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will arrive at the West Front of the...
Sep 28, 2012
Inauguration at the Capitol takes a team effort to pull together, and...
Sep 21, 2012
On September 20, 2012, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA,...
Aug 31, 2012
Turing wood into marble, metal into wood, one dimensional into three...
Aug 31, 2012
Beginning Monday, September 10, 2012, the lower terrace of the West Front...
Jun 01, 2012
  The Architect of the Capitol’s Capitol Grounds staff has begun draining...
May 16, 2012
U.S. Botanic Garden “We don’t have pandas.” That’s the challenge that U.S...
May 14, 2012
“People think we’re like firemen, sitting and waiting for a fire,” says...

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