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U.S. Capitol Gatehouses, Fifteenth & Seventeenth Streets at Constitution Av, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Location
Fifteenth & Seventeenth Streets at Constitution Av, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-31
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-115; FN-16).
Building/structure dates: 1825 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1870 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1939 subsequent work
Significance: There seems to be no definite information as to when the Capitol setting was completed and the grounds enclosed, or to the authorship of the design for the fence, piers, and lodges. In view of the persistent attribution to Bullfinch his authorship perhaps may be accepted. The design however is much more in the spirit of Latrobe's work, but it may have been that Bullfinch subordinated his own taste to that of Latrobe, and designed the lodges and piers to harmonize with the basement story of the Capitol, designed by the latter.

Subjects
Gatehouses


Related Names
Bulfinch, Charles


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer April 20, 1937 10:15 A.M. VIEW FROM NORTHEAST (front).
2. Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer April 20, 1937 10:30 A.M. DETAIL FROM NORTHEAST.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Thomas T. Waterman, Photographer 1938. FIFTEENTH STREET BUILDING EAST ELEVATION
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Thos. T. Waterman, Photographer February 21, 1939 BEFORE REPAIR GENERAL VIEW
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Thos. T. Waterman, Photographer February 21, 1939 DETIAL OF SOUTH SIDE DURING REPAIR
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Thos. T. Waterman, Photographer February 21, 1939 DETAIL OF INSTALLATION-DURING REPAIR
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Thos. T. Waterman, Photographer February 21, 1939 DETAIL OF COIGNS
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Thomas T. Waterman, Photographer 1938. SEVENTEENTH STREET BUILDING VIEW FROM NORTHEAST
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Thomas T. Waterman, Photographer 1938. SEVENTEENTH STREET BUILDING EAST ELEVATION
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Thomas T. Waterman, Photographer 1938. CORNICE DETAIL
11. FRONT ELEVATION
12. SIDE ELEVATION


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