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The Resource The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry, Garrett Peck

The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry, Garrett Peck

Label
The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry
Title
The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry
Statement of responsibility
Garrett Peck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
British scientist James Smithson left a fortune to the country he so admired but had never visited. His gift founded the Smithsonian Institution and built the Smithsonian Castle. Today, the castle's distinct Romanesque façade glows warmly against the cool marble that dominates the National Mall. Yet the story of the stones is just as remarkable as that of the building that they grace. It was a boom-bust ride for the Seneca Quarry -- the source of the red sandstone. The quarry saw its first developer die, filed for bankruptcy twice, suffered through floods and contributed to a national scandal that embarrassed the Grant presidency and helped bring down the Freedman's Bank. This is the untold history of the quarry owners and emancipated slaves who toiled there and the many people who work to this day to save Seneca. Join author Garrett Peck as he traces the unlikely story of the Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peck, Garrett
Dewey number
727/.60009753
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA4227.W2
LC item number
P43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Public buildings
  • Public buildings
  • Seneca Quarry
  • Sandstone
  • Quarries and quarrying
  • Seneca (Md.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Buildings
  • Public buildings
  • Public buildings
  • Quarries and quarrying
  • Sandstone
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry, Garrett Peck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Richard Stamm -- The Quarry Master -- The Story of the Quarry -- The Smithsonian Castle -- The Civil War Comes to Seneca -- Stonecutters -- The Seneca Stone Ring Scandal -- The Building Boom -- The Quarry's Final Years -- Saving Seneca
Control code
ocn824088361
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
141 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781540232984
Lccn
2013000677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Label
The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry, Garrett Peck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Richard Stamm -- The Quarry Master -- The Story of the Quarry -- The Smithsonian Castle -- The Civil War Comes to Seneca -- Stonecutters -- The Seneca Stone Ring Scandal -- The Building Boom -- The Quarry's Final Years -- Saving Seneca
Control code
ocn824088361
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
141 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781540232984
Lccn
2013000677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map

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