Initially, the Supreme Court met in the Merchants Exchange Building in New York City. When the National Capital moved to Philadelphia in 1790, the Supreme Court moved with it, establishing Chambers first in Independence Hall and later in the City Hall. In 1800, when the government moved to Washington DC, the Supreme Court again moved with it. Since no provision had been made for a Supreme Court Building, the Supreme Court was housed within the U.S. Capitol Building. Finally in 1929, Congress authorized the construction of a permanent home for the Supreme Court. The construction begun in 1932, and it was completed in 1935 when the Supreme Court was finally able to occupy its own building.

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