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Bartholdi Fountain
In 1877 the United States paid $6,000 for an iron fountain sculpted by...

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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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Photo of damage to be restored.
The focus of the Rotunda Restoration will be to remove hazardous materials (...

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    Virtual Capitol

    Explore the buildings of Capitol Hill through a historic timeline...

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    Capitol Hill Neoclassical Architecture

    The definitive architectural style on Capitol Hill is neoclassical...

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    Capitol Rotunda

    The U.S. Capitol Rotunda is a large, domed, circular room 96 feet in...

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