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The Old Supreme Court Chamber, 1996)
The Old Supreme Court Chamber, 1996
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Supreme Court Chamber, U.S. Capitol Building (1810-1860)

Benjamin Latrobe designed a courtroom for the Supreme Court on the ground floor of the North Wing of the U.S. Capitol Building, directly below the Senate Chamber. The Court met here from 1810 until 1814, when British troops burned the Capitol. During the Capitol’s reconstruction, a nearby tavern and a room in the North Wing were used by the Court until Latrobe’s redesigned courtroom was ready for the February Term 1819. The Court continued to meet in this space until 1860. This room, known today as the Old Supreme Court Chamber, was restored in the early 1970s and is open to visitors.


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