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The Architect of the Capitol's challenge is unique – maintaining aging, iconic...
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A visitor guide interacts with guests in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center's Emancipation Hall.
The Capitol Visitor Center serves as the main entrance for visitors to the U.S...
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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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