Everyone knows the US Capitol Building, but few know its history. The legislative home of the US has survived everything from a gas explosion to almost being burned to the ground by the British Army. Capitol Building historian Bill Allen joins Kojo on an archived editon of "Public Interest".


  • William (Bill) C. Allen Architectural Historian, Office of the Architect of the Capitol; author, "History of the United States Capitol: A Chronicle of Design, Construction, and Politics" (Government Printing Office).

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