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Howard Chandler Christy’s painting of the signing of the United States Constitution.
Howard Chandler Christy’s painting of the signing of the United States...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
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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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Ted Bechtol, AOC Capitol Grounds Division
For two beautiful summer days in late July, I traveled around Chippewa National...

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The Best Places to Work in The Federal Goverment
Dec 09, 2014
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) ranked eighth of 25 in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government for mid-size...
2008 Capitol Christmas Tree
Nov 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 5 p.m. on...
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...

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