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Official painted portrait of 11th Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers.
On February 24, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Ayers to serve as...
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2015 Year in Review
This year has been one of many great moments at the Architect of the Capitol...
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    The First Cornerstone

    Contemporary Masonic practice included the laying of an inscribed metal plate along with a cornerstone.

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    Montgomery C. Meigs

    Meigs's contributions to the Capitol were in engineering, management and photography.

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    History with a Side of Mystery: the Rotunda Benches

    The benches of the Capitol Rotunda have also called a few other locations home over the years.

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    Benjamin Brown French

    French was responsible for the care of all federal buildings in Washington, D.C. before the creation of the AOC.

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