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  • G. Chapman — Dumbarton Oaks
    architect who created a drawing for alterations made to the kennels later known as the Acorn House at Dumbarton Oaks References Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives GD E 2 08 Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Rare Book Collection Dumbarton Oaks Trustees for Harvard University Washington D C Document Actions Print this Share Previous Frederick H Brooke Next G Frederick Coles Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC

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  • G. Frederick Coles — Dumbarton Oaks
    Beatrix Farrand and her office Coles was also skilled with inscriptions as he cut text for the Urn Terrace tablet the Green Garden tablet and William Gray s memorial among many other projects Because Coles lived in Washington D C and had offices on the property he performed minor repairs and provided upkeep Sometime after World War II Coles and his wife moved to New York City He continued to work for Dumbarton Oaks under the direction of Ruth Havey From his shop set up in the Cool House Coles provided finials consoles tablets and urns according to Havey s drawings Not much is known about Frederick Coles other work but former Dumbarton Oaks Superintendent Don Smith identifies Coles as a stonecutter who worked on the inscription at the Lincoln Memorial Other projects attributed to Coles include a frieze of sixteen panels on the Potomac Electric Power Company building 1926 at 10 th and E Streets N W References 1940 United States Census Population Schedule Washington Washington District of Columbia p 10B Line 47 G Frederick Coles household digital images Ancestry com http www ancestry com accessed August 5 2014 citing NARA microfilm publication T627 roll 566 Garden Archives Correspondence

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/garden-archives/biographies/frederick-coles (2016-02-18)
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  • G. Morris Steinbraker — Dumbarton Oaks
    G Morris Steinbraker was born at 3321 Q Street NW in 1893 The Washington D C native established his own general contracting firm in 1944 called G Morris Steinbraker Son Inc He and his son George ran the business together and his grandson David Steinbraker also apprenticed under him Steinbraker made a name for himself and his business by following the maxim The customer is always right These old school manners gained Steinbraker a number of important clientele including Dumbarton Oaks G Morris Steinbraker died in 1975 but the business he established is still run by his grandson today References Dodd Nico G Morris Steinbraker Son Three Generations in Georgetown The Georgetowner February 13 2013 http www georgetowner com articles 2013 feb 13 g morris steinbraker son three generations georgetown Garden Archives Correspondence George Morris Steinbraker Findagrave com January 27 2012 http www findagrave com cgi bin fg cgi page pv GRid 70774897 Services G Morris Steinbraker Son Inc GeorgetownDC Accessed January 14 2014 http www georgetowndc com explore services g morris steinbraker son inc 3207 grace st nw Document Actions Print this Share Previous G H Penson Next G Morris Steinbraker Son Inc Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

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  • G. Morris Steinbraker & Son, Inc. — Dumbarton Oaks
    provided construction restoration carpentry fine cabinetry and custom windows doors and bookcases to Georgetown residents Their clientele included Blair House the City Tavern Club and politicians like Sen Charles Percy of Illinois and Sen Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia In 2013 under the leadership of the founder s grandson G David Steinbraker the company moved their headquarters from Georgetown into Maryland scaling back after 70 years in business Steinbraker Son s work for Dumbarton Oaks began in the late 1940s under the direction of landscape architects Ruth Havey and Robert Patterson Their largest project was to provide carved limestone consoles finials and wall cappings for the newly constructed North Vista walls In addition they constructed garden furniture and for the Arbor Terrace Terrior Column and Lilac Circle They also drafted drawings and consulted on projects like the Mélisande Steps the Cool House conversion into a Garden Center and the Finalities tablet For many years Steinbraker Son both constructed and repaired many garden areas for Dumbarton Oaks References Dodd Nico G Morris Steinbraker Son Three Generations in Georgetown The Georgetowner February 13 2013 http www georgetowner com articles 2013 feb 13 g morris steinbraker son three generations georgetown Garden Archives Correspondence

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  • Gardeners' Chronicle, Ltd. — Dumbarton Oaks
    Gardeners Chronicle Ltd Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Gardeners Chronicle Ltd Info Gardeners Chronicle Ltd Gardeners Chronicle Ltd Document Actions Print this Share Previous G Morris Steinbraker Son Inc Next George Lawler Firm Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit Us Staff Directory Employment Rights and Reproductions Staff Login Newsletter Webmail Service

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  • George Lawler (Firm) — Dumbarton Oaks
    located in Tacoma Washington specializing in american bulbs for tulips narcissus jonquils daffodils lilies hyacinths and iris Dumbarton Oaks received bulbs from the company for planting in the gardens References Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives C4 Lawler 1944 09 20 Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Rare Book Collection Dumbarton Oaks Trustees for Harvard University Washington D C Document Actions Print this Share Previous Gardeners Chronicle Ltd Next George Ward Lawler Dumbarton Oaks

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  • George Ward Lawler — Dumbarton Oaks
    his life He was a bulb farmer in a successful business established by his father George Lawler Sr in Tacoma Washington He married Esther Wyckoff Metzger in Tacoma Washington October 17 1925 He died June 15 1974 in Des Moines Washington Beatrix Farrand purchased flower bulbs from the George Lawler firm for the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens and the Robert and Mildred Blisses 28th Street house garden in the 1940s In 1943 Isabelle Stover sent a letter to him on behalf of Beatrix Farrand asking for the tulip bulb order for the Blisses to be increased References 1900 United States Federal Census Tacoma Ward 2 Pierce Washington p 10B Line 75 George Lawler household digital images Ancestry com http ancestry com accessed March 23 2015 citing NARA microfilm publication T623 roll 1746 Washington Marriage Records 1865 2004 Certificate of Marriage no 39588 digital image Ancestry com http ancestry com accessed March 23 2015 Washington State Archives Olympia Washington Washington Death Index 1940 1996 Digital image Ancestry com http ancestry com accessed March 23 2015 Washington State Department of Health State Death Records Index Microfilm Washington State Archives Olympia Washington Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives Correspondence C10 IMS 1943 08 06 Document Actions

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  • Goodspeed's Book Shop — Dumbarton Oaks
    the words Anything that s a book became an icon In 1925 George Talbot Goodspeed graduated from Harvard and joined his father at the family business After the elder Goodspeed passed away his son managed the shop In 1995 at the age of 93 George Goodspeed closed the storefront with the intention of moving to online sales at a much reduced rate Goodspeed died in 1997 signaling the end of an era During its years of bookselling Goodspeeds made its reputation by acquiring American literature the first children s book printed in America was among their purchases The Goodspeeds were also among the first to recognize the importance of Audubon s natural history prints and to anticipate the growing popularity of genealogy studies George Goodspeed s memoirs The Bookseller s Apprentice published in 1996 recount the best stories of his life as a renowned bookseller References Barker Nicolas Obituary George Goodspeed The Independent May 29 1997 http www independent co uk news people obituary george goodspeed 1264014 html Nolan Martin F Book closes on Goodspeed s haven of letters The Boston Globe June 23 1993 http www highbeam com doc 1P2 8233387 html Purcell Shawn Books about Bookselling The Bookseller

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