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


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U.S. Capitol Exterior Preservation Project Updates

Below is the latest information on current work underway to preserve the stone and metal of the U.S. Capitol.

Phase 2 of the Exterior Stone and Metals Preservation project is underway, continuing with the construction of perimeter security fencing, scaffold erection and stone preservation activities at the House Extension's south, east and west façades.

View of perimeter fence being built at the U.S. Capitol.