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Painted portrait of the second Architect of the Capitol, Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was hired by President Jefferson in 1803 to fill the...
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Federal Office Building No. 8, now known as the O’Neill House Office Building, under original construction. Photo courtesy of the FDA.
A brief history of the O'Neill House Office Building. Originally known as...
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    Historic Firsts: Capitol Hill Elevators

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    Then & Now: U.S. Capitol Courtyards

    A look back at the transformation of the U.S. Capitol courtyards.

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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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    How the Crypt Got its Name

    This circular room below the Rotunda is one of the most heavily used circulation spaces in the building, its floor…

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