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Ruth Havey to Mildred Bliss, January 20, 1952 (1)

 
Accession number K:RH 1952.01.20
Alternative title Report on the status of the North Vista rail, January 20, 1952
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Date
1952
Work types
correspondence

Description

Ruth Havey states that contract documents are enclosed with letter. These documents which include the working drawings, specifications and agreement with Philip Finelli of District Ornamental Iron Works are no longer with the letter. The letter refers to drawings GD G-3-42A, GD G-3-42B, GD G-3-42C and GD G-3-42D. The contract and specifications are correspondence K:RH 1951.12.07.

Discusses the contract with District Ornamental Iron Works and Philip Finelli to fabricate, finish and set the wrought iron rail for the North Vista. Havey outlines the bids received from 5 companies and that the District Ornamental Iron Works was the best choice. The rail is to be made of Swedish Charcoal Iron from the Swedish-American Steel Corporation, New York, include a wheat motif and finished with an oil treatment.

Handwritten signature in blue ink by Ruth Havey.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

railings (balustrades)
ironwork (visual works)
iron (metal)
estimates
bids (documents)
materials (matter)
finishing (building material)
models (representations)
wheat
motifs
Steinbraker, G. Morris
Alexander's Sculptural Service
drawings (visual works)
contracts
Julius Blum & Company
Tatti, Alexander
Finelli, Philip
bronze (metal)
Oscar Bach Studios
Swedish-American Steel Corporation
Acme Iron Works (Washington, D.C.)
A.F. Jorss Ornamental Ironworks Company
District Ornamental Ironworks
Treitel-Gratz Co., Inc.
letters (correspondence)
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number K:RH 1952.01.20
Alternative title Report on the status of the North Vista rail, January 20, 1952
Sender
Recipient
Garden Area
North Vista
Date
1952
Work types
correspondence