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Old Senate Chamber designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, this room was home to the U.S. Senate from 1819 until 1859 and later to the U.S. Supreme Court from 1860-1935.
Located north of the Capitol Rotunda is the richly decorated Old Senate...

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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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AOC members holding the Historic Preservation Award that they received
The Architect of the Capitol strives to perform all work at a high level of...

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Small Business Industry Day at AOC
The Architect of the Capitol is hosting a Small Business Day on Tuesday,...

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Tree Lighting 2012
Oct 29, 2014
2014 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by Speaker of the House John A....
Oct 27, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a safety exercise the morning of October 28, 2014, at the Capitol Power Plant....
Jul 10, 2014
Monday, July 21 - Final Update: AOC's contractor completed work in the East Grand Staircase on the House side of the...
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...
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...

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