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Preserving Historic Windows and Doors

By Kristen Frederick

Preservation allows the building to retain much of its original character and charm, while increasing the building's functionality for those who work and visit within its walls.

Restoring the windows of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
July 28, 2015
Find out how our architects work the ADA into historic buildings on the Capitol Campus, given they were built before accessibility needs were recognized.More »
Instagrammers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
December 17, 2013
On a rainy December Saturday a group of Instagrammers joined us at the U.S. Capitol to tour the building and chat with an Architect of the Capitol photographer. Despite the weather it was a great event and we look forward to hosting more in the future!More »
July 13, 2015
The Capitol Visitor Center provides many accessibility services from shuttles, ramps and escalators to touchable objects and open captioning.More »
March 30, 2018
Highlighting two women artists of the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection.More »
Close-up view of bronze door handle in the shape of a snake. Once part of the entrance to the U.S. Capitol's House chamber.
February 8, 2019
A brief history of the Capitol Bronze Shop established by Montgomery Meigs for the Capitol Extension.More »
November 30, 2012
On December 2, the Capitol Visitor Center celebrates its four-year anniversary. Sharon Gang, the third member of the CVC's operations staff, reflects back to the opening four years ago. More »
April 25, 2016
Our team actively works as ambassadors for energy reduction within the Library of Congress buildings, while helping maintain their invaluable and irreplaceable collection.More »
December 5, 2012
Landscape Architect Nick Nelson details the process he undertook to design the 2012 Season’s Greenings holiday exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden.More »
View of the U.S. Capitol from the southwest in March of 2017.
March 21, 2018
Why change our clocks twice a year, spring forward and fall back? The idea of saving the daylight goes back centuries.More »
Restoring the windows of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
February 12, 2019
Preservation allows the building to retain much of its original character and charm, while increasing the building's functionality for those who work and visit within its walls.More »
Participants and instructors after lunch at Eco City Farm.
November 6, 2018
The new Armed to Urban Farm program was a week-long training opportunity for military veterans that combined classroom sessions with farm tours and hands-on activities.More »
"Declaration of Independence" scene from the Frieze of American History found in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
October 30, 2018
The second President of the United States appears in several pieces of art throughout the U.S. Capitol.More »
December 23, 2013
Take a look back at some of our top stories from 2013.More »
Sunset view at U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
October 9, 2018
During National Fire Prevention Week, look for places a fire could start, listen for the sound of an alarm and learn two ways out of every room.More »

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