The Old Executive Office Building - A Victorian Masterpiece
The Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration | 1984 | ISBN: N/A | English | 65 pages | PDF | 35.7 MB
An excellent history of the building and its architecture. The nation's capital is graced by scores of magnificent monuments and imposing official structures, among them the Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington Memorials, the White House and the Capitol Building. These structures attract thousands of visitors each year for two reasons. First, they are impressive architectural achievements. Second, they have great historical significance; they either commemorate great individuals or events. With this two-fold standard in mind, it is time that we accord the Old Executive Office Building, formerly the State, War, and Navy Building, a place in the front rank of American historical monuments. The OEOB, the acronym by which the Old Executive Office Building is known, is almost one hundred years old and is an architectural masterpiece. It is one of the nation's finest examples of the French Second Empire style, and stands in stark contrast to the Neo-Classical architectural style that characterizes the majority of government buildings. The singular design of the building makes the OEOB an artistic resource that the nation should value and preserve.
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