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"Principal Floor Plan," by Robert Mills, ink and watercolor on paper, ca. 1851

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Robert Mills, a prominent Washington architect, drew this plan after being asked by the Senate Committee on Public Buildings to combine the best features of other designs submitted in a competition for the enlargement of the Capitol. It shows north and south wings attached directly to the ends of the old building and fronted by semi-circular porticoes. The interior of new wings contained large legislative chambers, additional committee rooms and offices. Mills' plan was eventually rejected.

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