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Senate Office Buildings


The Senate's first office building, completed in 1908, served Senators until 1958, when an additional structure was built. The most recent office building opened its doors in 1982. The buildings were named by resolution after prominent Senators.

Russell Building

The Russell Senate Office Building, named for Senator Richard B. Russell, is the oldest of the Senate office buildings—as well as a significant example of the Beaux Arts style.

Online Exhibit: Russell Senate Office Building, 1909-2009

Senate Office Building Authorized, April 28, 1904

Russell Building Cornerstone, July 31, 1906

Visiting the Russell Building

Architect of the Capitol on the Russell Building

The Kennedy Caucus Room

Richard B. Russell Memorial Statue


Dirksen Building

The Dirksen Senate Office Building is the second of the three office buildings. It is named after Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen.

Dirksen Building Cornerstone, July 13, 1956

Visiting the Dirksen Building

Architect of the Capitol on the Dirksen Building

Everett McKinley Dirksen:  A Featured Biography

Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen Dies, September 7, 1969


Hart Building

Built as an extension to the Dirksen Building, this building is named after Senator Philip A. Hart.

Visiting the Hart Building

Architect of the Capitol on the Hart Building


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