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Photograph of people walking outside on a Self-Guided Tour of Capitol Hill
Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.

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

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His Holiness Pope Francis addressing the crowds assembled along the West Front.
Multiple jurisdictions worked together to prepare for Pope Francis'...

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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