The Cannon House Office Building's renewal is an example of the Architect of the Capitol's commitment to preserving our nation's history.

The Cannon Building has not received a comprehensive systems upgrade since the 1930s, and many of the building's systems are original – dating back to 1908 or earlier. The systems are past the end of their useful lives and the increasing risk of their failure jeopardizes the building's long-term functionality and safety. Other necessary work includes upgrading infrastructure systems and repairing the exterior stone façade.

Current Phase: Phase 2 - North Wing

Historic Preservation

As an authority on historic preservation, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) follows conservation principles. The renewal of the Cannon House Office Building is an example of the AOC's commitment to preserving our nation's history one project at a time for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Historic Preservation: Cannon House Office Building

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