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The Summerhouse on the Capitol Grounds surrounded by pink azalea flowers.
A few ideas to help you in planning a visit to Capitol Hill.

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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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Award for Excellence in Accountability Reporting presented to the Architect of the Capitol
Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received its third consecutive Certificate of...

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

PRESERVE

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 reference books. Unlike... More »
The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest congressional office building as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture.
The first congressional office buildings were constructed immediately after the turn of the century... More »

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Phlox paniculata at the U.S. Botanic Garden.
The heat of summer can be tough on plants. But you can use a few tips from the United States... More »
Up close detail of bronze figure on the Grant Memorial.
The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, star of the House of Cards opening sequence, is undergoing a... More »
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