Greeters' Guide to Washington: Giving Location and Description of Principal Points of Interest, Public Buildings, Etc., Etc., Illustrated with Reproductions of Latest Photographs (Google eBook)

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Charter no. 31, Greeters of America, 1922 - Washington (D.C.) - 76 pages
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Page 34 - Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.
Page 20 - Arts, the Freer Gallery of Art. the International Exchange Service, the Bureau of American Ethnology, the National Zoological Park, the Astrophysical Observatory, Including the DlтШоп of Radiation and Organisms, the National Air Museum, and the Canal Zone Biological Area.
Page 18 - Virginia freestone; it is 170 feet in length, 86 feet in depth and consists of a rustic basement, two stories and an attic, the whole surmounted by an ornamental balustrade.
Page 14 - Dome abore the lantern, iQS-ft. from the ground, terminates in a gilded finial, representing the torch of Science, ever burning. The thirty-three windows of the corner pavilion and of the west facade have carved heads representing the several races of men.
Page 24 - dedicated to art," and used solely for the purpose of encouraging American genius, in the production and preservation of works pertaining to the " fine arts," and kindred objects, has determined to convey to a board of trustees the property hereinafter described, to which he may hereafter make other gifts and donations, to be held by said board, and used for the purposes aforesaid : Now, therefore, the...
Page 20 - Washington an institution for the "increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Page 14 - The building material employed is for the exterior walls white granite from New Hampshire, and for the inner courts Maryland granite and white enameled bricks. There are three- stories. On the ground floor are the copyright office, reading room for the blind, and superintendent's office. The first floor contains the reading room (where the books are consulted), the librarian's room, periodical reading room, Senate and Representatives
Page 13 - DC 1200 Rooms with Bath All Outside Rooms THE Wardman Park Hotel has the quiet of a country home and the convenience of a metropolitan center. It is away from street noises, yet within easy distant* of the nation's "Business Offices," the shopping districts, theatres and historic points of interest.
Page 23 - THREE hundred rooms, two hundred and fifty with private bath, facing Eighteenth Street and overlooking the park. Highest elevation of any hotel in Washington. Cool and delightful in summer. Offers to the public every comfort. Beautiful roof-garden, commanding a wonderful view of Washington and surrounding territory, where meals are served from six to twelve PM Music and dancing.
Page 20 - James Smithson, who bequeathed his fortune in 1826 to the United States for the "increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.

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