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Title
Estimates for brickwork and ironwork, February 25, 1956
Alternate Title
Estimates sent by Ruth Havey to Mildred Bliss, February, 1956
Sender
Ruth Havey
Recipient
Mildred Barnes Bliss
Creator
William Hughes Incorporated
Fred S. Gichner Iron Works
Date Written
1956
Garden Area
Music Room Terrace
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Description

Typewritten notes attached to estimates for construction and installation of the stone balustrade by William Hughes, Incorporated and the wrought iron railing by Fred S. Gichner Iron Works, Inc.

Includes undated note by Ruth Havey to Mildred Bliss estimating Frederick Coles' work on the Music Room bench, and references drawings GD B-2-16A and GD B-2-16B.

Dated estimates sent by William Hughes on behalf of William Hughes Incorporated and by A.G. Stern on behalf of Fred S. Gichner Iron Works, Inc. to Ruth Havey who forwarded them to Mildred Bliss with typewritten notes attached.

Text underneath note by Ruth Havey on page one reads: William Hughes Incorporated, Contractors for Brickwork, Established by Thomas Hughes 1889, 2800 Eighth Street N.E., At Franklin Street.

Text underneath note by Ruth Havey on page two reads: Fred S. Gichner Iron Works Incorporated, Ornamental Iron, Wire, Bronze, Truck Bodies, Wood and Steel, 1214 24th St. N.W., Telephone Republic 7-2419.

In the first and second note Ruth Havey mentions drawings of the wall, pier and railing sent to Mildred Bliss on February 22, 1956, probably GD I-3-88A; GD I-3-88B; GD I-3-89.

William Hughes, Inc. estimate with handwritten signature in blue ink by William Hughes.

Fred S. Gichner Iron Works, Inc. estimate with handwritten signature in pencil by A.G. Stern.

Title created by cataloger.

Accession No.
L:RH 1956.02.25
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Details
Work Types
notes
Subjects
estimates
balustrades
railings (balustrades)
steps (stair units)
stone (worked rock)
iron (metal)
ironwork (visual works)
walls
swimming pools
sketches
benches (furniture)
Coles, Frederick, 1875-
Collection
Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
Repository
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Location
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Index Terms
walls → at swimming pool → Hughes estimate for
Hughes (William), Inc. → rail for steps north of swimming pool estimate by
Swimming Pool. See also tennis and swimming club → rail for steps north of → Hughes estimate for wall and pier for
Swimming Pool. See also tennis and swimming club → rail for steps north of → Gichner estimate for ironwork for
ironwork → rail for steps north of swimming pool → Gichner estimate for
railings → for steps north of swimming pool → Gichner estimate for ironwork for
Gichner (Fred S.) Iron Works, Inc.. → rail for steps north of swimming pool estimate by
Music Room → bench for wall on office side → Coles estimate for
benches and seats → for Music Room wall-office side → Coles estimate for
Coles, G. Frederick → bench for Music Room wall (office side) estimate by
steps → north of swimming pool, rail for → Hughes estimate for wall and pier for
steps → north of swimming pool, rail for → Gichner estimate for ironwork for
ironwork → rail for steps north of swimming pool → Hughes estimate for wall and pier for
railings → for steps north of swimming pool → Hughes estimate for wall and pier for
walls → Music Room, outside of → Coles estimate on bench for
Fred S. Gichner Iron Works, Inc. → rail for steps north of swimming pool estimate by
William Hughes, Inc. → rail for steps north of swimming pool estimate by