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Join the Virginia Museum of History and Culture and the White House Historical Association on Wednesday, June 5th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, for a Banner Lecture by Stewart McLaurin.

• Orders will be charged as they are placed, however books will not ship until after the lecture.

 • If you would like to pick up your order in the Museum Shop during the signing, please select the “In Store Pick Up” option when on the Select Shipping Method page during check-out. 

 

 

by William Seale

 

This book is about the stones of the White House and the stonemasons from Scotland who created the finest stone carving in eighteenth-century America.

 

The walls of the President’s House are not silent if you look beneath the paint that makes them white and focus your attention on their placement, marks, scars, floral carvings, and varied shapes. Down the Potomac River, the Aquia quarry from which the stones came remains. Abandoned and apparently left as it was two centuries ago, it yields volumes to the eye about how hundreds of men transformed the raw outcroppings into building blocks.The stone walls they created are all that is left of the original White House. They remember great moments and the full succession of presidents. No one knows more about the White House than William Seale. His extensive knowledge gives form to the living history of the monumental building, supported by newly commissioned photography by Martin Radigan and Bruce M. White.

 

 164 Pages, ISBN: 978-1931917773, White House Historical Association (2017), Hardcover.

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