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The Summerhouse, a hexagon-shaped brick structure set into the sloping hillside of the West Front lawn on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol Building, has offered rest and shelter to travelers for over a century.
The Summerhouse, a hexagon-shaped brick structure set into the sloping...

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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
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Photo of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, Architect of the Capitol in front of the Capitol Building
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...

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Early House of Representatives Chamber (artist representation)
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    AOC's TLC Keeps Historic Furniture Looking New

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    Mountains and Clouds Structural Analysis

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