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The Architect of the Capitol's challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic...

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A current view of the U.S. Capitol, Room HB-29, which once served as a bakery during the Civil War.
Take a look back at the U.S. Capitol's baking operations during the Civil...

Captain Montgomery Meigs hired

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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