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In the late 19th century the architectural style of the Thomas Jefferson Building was said to be "Italian Renaissance." Today, it is recognized as a premier example of the Beaux Arts style, which is theatrical, heavily ornamented and kinetic. It is a style perfectly suited to a young, wealthy, and imperialistic nation in its Gilded Age.
The Library of Congress began in 1800 with a small appropriation to buy...

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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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East Front of the U.S. Capitol Building
AOC’s annual Performance and Accountability Report provides the results of the...

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The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th...

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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...
Dome scaffolding photo.
Nov 17, 2014
November 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. The Architect of the Capitol will conduct a briefing for media on the completion of the...
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...

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