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Architect’s Visible Legacy

[IMGCAP(1)] Architect of the Capitol David Lynn, sitting in the agency’s storeroom in this undated photo, had humble beginnings on Capitol Hill but went on to have a significant impact on the campus. He began working at the Capitol in 1901 as a clerk, and after more than 20 years with the AOC he was appointed Architect, a position he held until 1954. According to the AOC’s Web site, four major buildings were added to the Capitol complex during Lynn’s tenure: the Longworth House Office Building, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress’ Adams Building and the Botanic Garden Conservatory. Lynn oversaw a number of other projects, including underground Senate parking and a remodeling of the House and Senate chambers.

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