Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings / Edition 2

Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings / Edition 2

by James M. Goode, J. Goode, Richard Longstreth
     
 

Before the passage of critical preservation legislation in 1978, the Nation's Capital lost an irreplaceable assembly of architecturally and culturally significant buildings. Wanton destruction in the name of progress—particularly in the decades immediately following World War II—resulted in a legacy forever lost, a cultural heritage destroyed by the

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Before the passage of critical preservation legislation in 1978, the Nation's Capital lost an irreplaceable assembly of architecturally and culturally significant buildings. Wanton destruction in the name of progress—particularly in the decades immediately following World War II—resulted in a legacy forever lost, a cultural heritage destroyed by the wrecker's ball. By reminding us of things lost, James Goode's magisterial and poignant study represented a comprehensive call for action, a mandate for responsible stewardship of the architectural legacy of Washington, DC. Both the familiar public Washington of official landmarks and the private city of residential neighborhoods are paid tribute in this volume, dedicated to the vanished.

At once a visual delight, a fascinating social history, and an eloquent appeal for ongoing awareness, Capital Losses reveals the Washington that was and how it became what it is today. This updated edition includes eighteen more treasures lost and ninety additional historic photographs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588341051
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
SECOND
Pages:
539
Sales rank:
352,357
Product dimensions:
9.35(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IResidential
1Federal Faces: Georgian and Federal Houses1
2Classical Interlude: Greek Revival Houses29
3Age of Romanticism: Early Victorian Houses63
4Gaslight and Gilt: Late Victorian Houses88
5The City Beautiful: Post-1890 Houses137
6The Domestic Scale: Row Houses167
7The Transient City: Hotels and Apartment Houses189
Pt. IINonresidential
8Steeped in Glory: Churches227
9For Members Only: Clubs and Organizations253
10Capital Commerce: Commercial Buildings282
11Uncle Sam's Workrooms: Early Government Buildings325
12The Expanding Bureaucracy: Post-Civil War Government Buildings355
13Nine to Five: Office Buildings381
14Grease Paint and Celluloid: Theaters397
15For Mind and Body: Schools and Hospitals425
16A Moving Experience: Transportation Buildings447
17Hooks and Ladders: Fire Stations467
18"Tempos" in War and Peace: Temporary Government Buildings477
19Forgotten Fragments: Street Furniture491
Bibliographical Notes504
Photographic Credits522
Index530

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