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Can You Name All Of The Buildings In The United States Capitol Complex?

The United States Capitol Complex is a group of about a dozen buildings and facilities in Washington, D.C., that are used by the United States government. The buildings and grounds within the complex are managed and supervised by the Architect of the Capitol. (Wikipedia) Can you name all of the buildings in the Complex?

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  1. What is this "powerhouse"?

    Presti
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    The Capitol Power Plant

    The Capitol Power Plant is a fossil-fuel burning power plant which provides steam and chilled water for the United States Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and 19 other buildings in the Capitol Complex. (Wikipedia)

    The Capitol Power Plant
    Via Presti
  2. This building has the largest cafeteria of the House buildings. What is it?

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    Longworth House Office Building

    Completed in the spring of 1933, the Longworth House Office Building is the second of three office buildings constructed for the United States House of Representatives. (Architect of the Capitol)

    Longworth House Office Building
    Via StationStart
  3. Anyone who visits the Capitol Building will enter through the...

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    The Capitol Visitor Center

    The United States Capitol Visitor Center is a large underground addition to the United States Capitol complex which serves as a gathering point for up to 4,000 tourists and an expansion space for the US Congress. (Wikipedia)

    The Capitol Visitor Center
    Via The Kirlin Group
  4. Many cases like Roe v. Wade, Obergefell v. Hodges, and Gore v. Bush were heard and decided in this Building.

    Kansas Public Radio
    The U.S. District Court Building
    The U.S. Supreme Court Building
    The Federal Courthouse
    The Judiciary Building
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    The U.S. Supreme Court Building

    The Supreme Court Building is the seat of the Supreme Court of the United States. (Wikipedia)

    The U.S. Supreme Court Building
    Via Jackson County Republican Women
  5. This is the second of three buildings constructed for the United States Senate. What is it?

    Architect of the Capitol
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    The Dirksen Senate Office Building

    The Dirksen Senate Office Building is the second office building constructed for members of the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., and was named for the late Minority Leader Everett Dirksen from Illinois in 1972. (Wikipedia)

    The Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Via NBC News
  6. This Building is the oldest Congressional Office Building in the U.S. Capitol Complex. What is this building?

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    The Cannon House Office Building

    The Cannon House Office Building, completed in 1908, is the oldest congressional office building. (Wikipedia)

    The Cannon House Office Building
    Via National Trust for Historic Preservation
  7. This building is the oldest of the three buildings that comprise the Library of Congress. What is this building?

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    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Building

    The oldest of the three United States Library of Congress buildings, the Thomas Jefferson Building was built between 1890 and 1897. (Wikipedia)

    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Building
    Via Library of Congress
  8. This building is one of three buildings that comprise the Library of Congress. It is named after the 4th President of the United States. What is this building?

    Architect of the Capitol
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    The James Madison Memorial Building

    The James Madison Memorial Building is one of three buildings that make up the Library of Congress and is part of the United States Capitol Complex. The Madison Building is also home to many of the reading rooms of the Library of Congress. (Wikipedia)

    The James Madison Memorial Building
    Via Architect of the Capitol
  9. This building housed FBI records until the J. Edgar Hoover Building opened in 1974 and this building was acquired by the Architect of the Capitol. What is this building?

    Architect of the Capitol
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    The Ford House Office Building

    The Ford House Office Building is the only House Office Building that is not connected underground to either one of the other office buildings or to the Capitol itself, and the only House Office Building that does not contain offices of members of Congress. Instead, it primarily houses committee staff and other offices, including the Architect of the Capitol and the Congressional Budget Office. (Wikipedia)

    The Ford House Office Building
    Via Warren Lightning Rod Company
  10. This building is the oldest Senate Office Building. What is it?

    Architect of the Capitol
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    The Russell Senate Office Building

    The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-1908) is the oldest of the Senate office buildings as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style of architecture. It occupies a site north of the Capitol bounded by Constitution Avenue, First Street, Delaware Avenue, and C Street N.E. (Architect of the Capitol)

    The Russell Senate Office Building
    Via Architect of the Capitol
  11. This building is the residence and school of the 30 Pages of the United States Senate. It is named after the Senator below. What is this building?

    Encyclopedia Britannica
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    The Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence

    The Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence, also known as Webster Hall, is the residence for United States Senate Pages. It is located near the Hart Senate Office Building, giving pages the ability to walk to and from work. Pages are required to live in the building during the school year. (Wikipedia)

    The Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence
    Via Wikipedia
  12. This building is the newest addition to the Senate Office Buildings. What is this building?

    Architect of the Capitol
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    The Hart Senate Office Building

    The Hart Senate Office Building is the third office structure designed and built to serve the United States Senate. Located northeast of the Capitol on a site bounded by Constitution Avenue, C Street, First Street, and Second Street N.E., it adjoins the Dirksen Senate Office Building. President Barack Obama had an office in the Hart Building in room SH-713 during his time as Senator of Illinois. (Archcitect of the Capitol)

    The Hart Senate Office Building
    Via Architect of the Capitol
  13. This building houses agencies that support the Federal Court System. What is this building?

    Architect of the Capitol
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    Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building

    The Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building houses agencies that support the work of the United States Federal Courts including the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, and the United States Sentencing Commission. It was completed in 1992 and two years later named for Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), the first African-American to sit on the U. S. Supreme Court. (Architect of the Capitol)

    Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
    Via Wikipedia
  14. This is the third of four House Office Buildings on Capitol Hill. What is this building?

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    The Rayburn House Office Building

    The Rayburn House Office Building, completed in early 1965, is the third of three office buildings constructed for the United States House of Representatives. (Architect of the Capitol)

    The Rayburn House Office Building
    Via Coast Guard Compass
  15. This building is named after the 2nd President of the United States. It is one of three buildings that comprise the Library of Congress. What is this building?

    Architect of the Capitol
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    The John Adams Building

    The John Adams Building is one of three library buildings of the Library of Congress in the United States. The building was originally built simply as an annex to the Library's Main Building. It opened its doors to the public on January 3, 1939. (Wikipedia)

    The John Adams Building
    Via Library of Congress
  16. This building is an "outdoor laboratory" just a few hundred yards from where Congress meets. What is this building?

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    The United States Botanic Garden

    The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a botanic garden on the grounds of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., near Garfield Circle. The Botanic Garden is supervised by the Congress through the Architect of the Capitol, who is responsible for maintaining the grounds of the United States Capitol. The USBG is open every day of the year, including federal holidays. It is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States. (Wikipedia)

    The United States Botanic Garden
    Via Architect of the Capitol
  17. And this national staple?

    Wikipedia
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    The United States Capitol Building

    The United States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building or Capitol Hill, is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. (Wikipedia) Tours of the building are offered to the Public. Visit www.visitthecapitol.org for information on tours.

    The United States Capitol Building
    Via Architect of the Capitol

Can You Name All Of The Buildings In The United States Capitol Complex?

You need to brush up on your Capitol Complex Building knowledge!

Obviously, you don't know most or all of the buildings that comprise the U.S. Capitol Complex. But you can learn more about The U.S. Capitol by visiting www.aoc.gov.

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You know a little bit about the Capitol Complex...

You know a few buildings that comprise the U.S. Capitol Complex, but it wouldn't hurt for you to refresh your memory.

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You must work on The Hill!

Either you work on Capitol Hill or visit Washington, D.C. a lot because you really know your U.S. Capitol Complex Buildings.

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Architect of the Capitol

Architect of the Capitol / Via aoc.gov

The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is the federal agency responsible for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex, and also the head of that agency. (Wikipedia)

Stephen T. Ayers is the 11th and current Architect of the Capitol. He was appointed by President Obama on May, 13th 2010.

You can learn more about The Capitol and the buildings that comprise the U.S. Capitol Complex by visiting www.aoc.gov

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