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Old Supreme Court Chamber

Until 1935, the U.S. Capitol housed the Supreme Court of the United States as well as the Congress. This semicircular, umbrella-vaulted room, located north of the Crypt, was used by the Court between 1810 and 1860.



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Taken on December 12, 2011