Month: July 2014
Heins and LaFarge won the commission in the late 19th century and did the rear end of the church. They were replaced by Ralph Adams Cram. Of the major late 19th to early 20th century American cathedrals, this is the only one not completed.
In late 19th century American architecture, there was a brief period when architect and client broke the rules and used decoration that was bold,even bizarre — suggesting ancient Pacific carvings (or at least in the architect’s imagination). Symmetry was much less of a restraint; colors and textured were mixed and challenged each other.
Rowhouse north of Dupont Circle.
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Circa 1811 mill, with millrace and overshot waterwheel. In addition there is the mill owner’s house and support buildings.
Notice the wavy glass.
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