CONSTRUCTION HISTORY IN ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION: THE EXPOSED AGGREGATE, REINFORCED CONCRETE OF MERIDIAN HILL PARK
1. For more information on the design of the park, see R. T. Schnadelbach and H. Havemeyer, Ferrucio Vitale: Landscape architect of the country place era (Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001) and T.W. Dolan, “Meridian Hill Park, Washington, D.C.,” graduate thesis, School of Architecture, University of Virginia, 1983.
2. The Bureau of Standards is the earlier incarnation of the current National Institute of Standards and Technology. Initially founded in 1901 as the National Bureau of Standards, the name changed to the Bureau of Standards during 1903–34. From 1934 to 1988, the name returned to the National Bureau of Standards. In 1988, the name was official changed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The author would like to thank those at the National Park Service and the University of Pennsylvania who aided in the research for this article, with special thanks to Perry Wheelock, Samuel Harris, and John Keene. Lorraine Schnabel provided encouragement and constructive criticism. Finally, John Milner Associates supported the completion of the article for publication.
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LORI AUMENT is an architectural conservator with John Milner Associates Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has previously worked with the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., and the Building Conservation and Research Team at English Heritage in London, England. She received a master's degree in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Address: 1216 Arch St., 5th floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107