Brownstoner History article

An interesting article about McKim, Mead & White, whose firm designed our building. It contains a nice description of the “City Beautiful” movement (Joseph Butler, who was the main force behind the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, conceived of the notion of the first Presidential Museum during a speech he made to the Niles Board of Trade on February 4, 1910. The topic of the speech was “The Town Beautiful.”).

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