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Robert Mills won the competition for the Washington Monument in 1836, but it was not until the late 19th century that construction was completed, delayed by various problems, especially raising money for construction.
I.M. Pei designed the second building for the National Gallery of Art in the late 1960s. Its modernist architecture of flat facades and sharp angles is in marked contrast to John Russell Pope’s Classical Revival building, started in the late 1930s and finished in the 1940s, after his death, by his associates.
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Henry Adams asked his friend Augustus Saint Gaudens, the most prominent American sculptor, to design a figure as a memorial to Adams’s late wife, Marion Hopper, known as Clover. She was an accomplished photographer. Another friend, architect Stanford White designed the classical base and rear panel. Henry Adams is also buried there, but no names appear.
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Jones Beach, Long Island, one of Robert Moses’s most famous projects. Everyone from New York City could enjoy the beach, as long as they had a car to get to the beach. Moses had the bridges crossing the road to the beach built too low to all buses, carrying the less affluent from the city.
318 Life, Love, Death, and Rebirth on Lafayette Square
This lecture will look at the intersection of art, architecture, politics, and the late 19th century American intellectualism/progressive movement by examining the lives of John Hay, Henry and Clover Adams and other prominent Americans who lived in the houses facing the House White, across Lafayette Square. The lecture will also examine Jacqueline Kennedy’s brief occupancy, but great influence on American politics.
Lunch & Learn – lunch will be provided
Bill Lebovich, Architectural Historian, Photographer
Monday 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Sep 16
1 Session $18
Live & Learn Bethesda is a non-profit organization that provides adult education classes at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, in downtown Bethesda adjacent to the Bethesda Metro.