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A black and white photograph of the United States Capitol in 1846.
The history of the United States Capitol Building begins in 1793. Since then,...

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Visitor Hours for the Buildings on Capitol Hill.

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Painted portrait of Dr. William Thornton
 The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the builder and steward of America’s...

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Learn about these "Starry Eyed Daughters of the Fall" at the U.S Botanic Garden...

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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...
Mar 26, 2012
Beth Plemmons, CEO for the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, announced that a...
Feb 24, 2012
Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, announced today...
Jan 19, 2012
  The AOC East House Underground Garage received a LEED for New...
Nov 25, 2011
The Architect of the Capitol Trims the Capitol Christmas Tree “...
Nov 25, 2011
The Capitol Rises During the Civil War Walk through the U.S. Capitol in...
Aug 04, 2011
Daniel J. Strodel, Chief Administrative Officer for the House of...
Apr 03, 2011
Adjacent to Interstate 295, in DC’s Anacostia neighborhood, hides a...
Dec 15, 2010
This year, the Capitol Power Plant marks 100 years of steady service of...

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