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Army War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, entrance on P Street betwee, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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HB288351
North Front And East Side

HB288352
North Front, From The Northwest

HB288353
West End

HB288354
South Rear And West Facade

HB288355
South Rear

HB288356
Detail, West End, Showing Sculptured Eagle Decorating Arched Loggia

HB288357
Interior, Library, Third Floor, Looking East

HB288358
Interior, Library, Third Floor, East End, Detail Of Cornice And Ballustrade

HB288359
Interior, Detail Of Arcaded Window Screen

HB288360
Interior, Rotunda, Detail Of Column Capital

HB288361
Interior, Rotunda, Detail Of Column Capital (closer View)


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Location
entrance on P Street betwee, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-277
Building/structure dates: 1903 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1946 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1964 subsequent work
National Register Number: 72001535
Significance: Was established as a central feature of the "New Army," created by President Theodore Roosevelt and Secretary of War Elihu Root. The building is thus a physical manifestation of America's growing perception of itself as a world power at the turn of the century. Served as central educational and coordinating unit in adapting the army forts part in this new world leadership.

Subjects
Military Education
Brick Buildings
Colleges & Universities


Related Names
Root, Elihu
Roosevelt, Pres. Theodore
McKim, Mead & White
Snead & Company Ironworks
Smalling, William, Photographer
Bobeczko, Laura L., Historian
Robinson, Judith H., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH FRONT AND EAST SIDE
2. NORTH FRONT, FROM THE NORTHWEST
3. WEST END
4. SOUTH REAR AND WEST FACADE
5. SOUTH REAR
6. DETAIL, WEST END, SHOWING SCULPTURED EAGLE DECORATING ARCHED LOGGIA
7. INTERIOR, LIBRARY, THIRD FLOOR, LOOKING EAST
8. INTERIOR, LIBRARY, THIRD FLOOR, EAST END, DETAIL OF CORNICE AND BALLUSTRADE
9. INTERIOR, DETAIL OF ARCADED WINDOW SCREEN
10. INTERIOR, ROTUNDA, DETAIL OF COLUMN CAPITAL
11. INTERIOR, ROTUNDA, DETAIL OF COLUMN CAPITAL (CLOSER VIEW)


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