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R. B. Phelps Stone Co.

R.B. Phelps Stone Company was a D.C.-based stoneworking firm established by Richard B. Phelps sometime before 1936. Operating out of their location at 2501 Ninth St. N.E., Washington, D.C., the R.B. Phelps Stone Company was responsible for a number of local projects including commisions fir Mildred and Robert Bliss at Dumbarton Oaks. The company was also responsible for work done on the Titanic Memorial when it was relocated to its current location in September 1968. The Phelps company was in business at least until the 1970s, although it is now closed.

 

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1930 United States Census (Population Schedule), Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; p. 4B, Line 52, Richard B. Phelps household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed August 15, 2014); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 303.

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