The Architect of the Capitol

The blog of the Architect of the Capitol in Washington, DC is an interesting new find for me; I found today’s post, Cast in a New Light: The Capitol Bronze Shop particularly interesting:

Additional workers hired for the Capitol Bronze Shop included founders, chasers, bronze filers, finishers and laborers. They initially cast ornamentation and small works of art and later produced more practical fixtures such as hat hooks, hinges, heat registers and keys.

If the maintenance and restoration of national capital infrastructure is your jam, you may also be interested in the ongoing work to rehabilitate Centre Block in Ottawa.