Annual Report

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1914 - Public buildings
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Page 3 - SIR: I have the honor to present herewith the annual report of the operations of this office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1913.
Page 5 - General, the Attorney-General, two members of the committee on Public Buildings and Grounds of the Senate, and two members of the committee on Public Buildings and Grounds of the House. This commission is instructed to prepare, with the aid of the Supervising Architect, and present to Congress a connected scheme involving annual appropriations for the construction, in a reasonable time, of all public...
Page 3 - ... assistance to the Government in the design and construction of public buildings. Its repeal should not, as it does, place the architectural profession under a ban." Many suggestions were made after the repeal of this act looking toward the participation of the private architect in public work. . . . One of these is that every building costing $250,000 or over should be designed by a private architect; another is that the entire work in the Office of the Supervising Architect should be distributed...
Page 4 - ... Architect but also the other offices and bureaus in the other departments engaged in building construction ; . . .** Upon the first two points involved, the Supervising Architect expressed himself convincingly in opposition, but he favored a bill (S. 3063-63 Cong., i sess.), which had been introduced, providing for the discretionary employment of private architects in a consulting capacity to assist the Supervising Architect. This bill, however (together with a similar one originating in the...
Page 4 - ... opportunity to feel the influence of the great architectural works in the large cities, and their collective potentiality for aiding in the development of a national appreciation of the beautiful is great.
Page 10 - ARCHITECT. The following statements show in general the projects authorized by Congress and in detail the financial operations of the Office of the Supervising Architect for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915: BUILDINGS. New buildings completed and occupied at the close of the preceding fiscal year, June 30, 1914 824 Number of marine hospitals and quarantine stations 54 New buildings completed during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915 88 Purchased completed (Galveston, Tex., appraisers...
Page 4 - ... a problem of national importance, it is believed that it is worthy of a serious trial, and the passage of this legislation is strongly recommended.

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