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The Old Supreme Court Chamber is the first room constructed for the use of the nation's highest judiciary body and was used by the Court from 1810 until 1860. Built by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, it was a significant architectural achievement, for the size and structure of its vaulted, semicircular ceiling were virtually unprecedented in the United States.
The Old Supreme Court Chamber is the first room constructed for the use of the...

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Visitor Guide Gives Tour of Rotunda
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Photo of Capitol Hill steps.
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Sheep on the White House lawn, taken between 1916-1919. Image courtesy Library of Congress
The Capitol Grounds have long been a haven for wildlife, with residents ranging...

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Apr 17, 2015
Here at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), our challenge is unique – we...
Dec 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing...
Nov 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony...
Nov 17, 2014
November 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. The Architect of the Capitol will conduct...

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