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The House of Representatives meets for the first time in its new chamber in the United States Capitol

12/17/1857

The U.S. House of Representatives meets for the first time in its new chamber in the Capitol. With a few changes, such as the replacement of individual members desks with benches in 1913 and a remodeling in 1951, this will remain the home of the House to the present day. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, "House History."  http://clerk.house.gov/art_history/house_history/index.html

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