Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building

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Treasury Historical Association, 2010 - Architecture - 318 pages
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"A captivating account of the construction of our National Historic Landmark and its unique architectural features that have made it one of Washington, DC's most magnificent structures. The book includes an appendix with a summary of histories of the Treasury's current bureaus and those now in other departments and agencies"--publisher's website.

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About the author (2010)

Pamela Scott is an architectural historian who specializes in Washington D.C.’s architectural, landscape, and planning histories. She teaches, lectures, and curates exhibits on topics from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Her archival compilations include co-editorship of the Papers of Robert Mills; directories of Washington’s architects and builders; and the database Places of Worship in the District of Columbia.Scott’s books include exhibit catalogues (Temple of Liberty, Library of Congress); a guidebook (Buildings of the District of Columbia, Society of Architectural Historians) and scholarly works (Capital Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Designing the Nation’s Capital, The 1901 Plan for Washington, D.C., Commission of Fine Arts, co-editor and author). How architects convey meaning is her particular interest.

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