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Photograph of people walking outside on a Self-Guided Tour of Capitol Hill
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Overhead view of the Russell southeast stairwell, an open staircase serving all floors of the Russell Building.
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In 1853, at the beginning of President Franklin Pierce's administration, the War Department was given control of the Capitol extension project and Captain Montgomery C. Meigs was placed in charge.

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1853
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Captain Montgomery C. Meigs
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