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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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The figure of Liberty in the Apotheosis of George Washington is depicted wearing a Liberty Cap
The liberty cap was the symbol of freedom and liberty commonly used in the 19th...

SERVE

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 event shown in this painting is the surrender of British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga, New York on October 17, 1777.
This painting depicts General Burgoyne prepared to surrender his sword to General Gates. Gates,... More »

INSPIRE

Fireworks seen behind the Capitol Dome and Statue of Freedom.
The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police. Know Before You Go:... More »
The U.S. Capitol can be seen over the wetlands area of the National Garden.
This fall, the National Garden at the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) turns 10 years old.... More »
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