Month: August 2013

Dumbarton Oaks’s Pre-Columbian building’s art

One of the very few buildings done by Philip Johnson that is handsome and functional.  Usually his buildings are fussy with applied ornament.  Of course, he did say he was an architectural whore.  So give him credit for his honesty.

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Holy Rosary Church by Maginnis and Walsh

The pre-eminent Roman Catholic Church architect  in the early to mid 20th century in the US was this Boston-based firm.  Best known for its large churches, the firmImageImageImage also designed exquisite smaller churches such as Holy Rosary Church on 3rd St.,NW.  The congregation is celebrating its 100th anniversary this December, but the structure was started ten years after the founding of the congregation.