Foundations of America

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Cret, Paul

Pan America Building, Washington, D.C.

Completed in 1910, this building was the center of Pan_American trade and relations in its day, with President Theodore Roosevelt as the biggest advocate of the organization. Paid for by Andrew Carnegie and opened by President Taft, the building was Paul Cret's first major commission.

Many innovations in plaster detail. Base stone not known.


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