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Visitors can tour many highlights on Capitol Hill without registering.
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At the AOC we are leading the effort to conserve energy across Capitol Hill.
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Close-up detail photo with Statue of Freedom during conservation in 1993.
An in-depth look at the evolution of women in art at the U.S. Capitol. First...
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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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