Stewards of the iconic buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill since 1793.

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Frederick Douglass Statue
This bronze statue of noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass was dedicated by...

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Map of Capitol Hill
View a map of the U.S. Capitol and other buildings and grounds cared for by the...

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...

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Car of History Clock
Sharon Gang, communications & marketing manager at the Capitol Visitor...

Trades and Areas of Practice

  • Masonry
    The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is responsible for the preservation and...
     
  • Gardeners
    AOC gardeners care for the grounds of the Capitol Building, the Congressional...
     
  • Maintenance Mechanics
    The Architect of the Capitol’s maintenance mechanics work around the clock to...
     
  • Electrical
    Across Capitol Hill AOC Electricians are responsible for thousands of miles of...
     

Employees in various trades such as electricians, plumbers, masons, and carpenters maintain the facilities and infrastructure in optimal condition. Gardeners and landscapre professionals create colorful displays and care for hundreds of acres of lawns and plantings. All of these efforts are directed at making the work of the Congress, the Supreme Court, and Library of Congress – and the experience of the millions of visitors annually – as smooth, efficient and enjoyable as possible.

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