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Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was: Liberty Loan and Washington’s World War I Tempos-References and Resources

References and Resources


Matthew B. Gilmore and Joshua A. Olsen Foggy Bottom and the West End in Vintage Images. 2007.

Paul Hodge “GSA Wants ‘Tempo’ Building Renovated” Washington Post, January 4, 1979.

Thomas E. Luebke, ed. Palace of State: the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. 2018.

Public Buildings in The District of Columbia: Report of The Public Buildings Commission. 1917.

Lawrence D. Schuffman. “The Liberty Loan Bond: 2007 Marks the 90th Anniversary of the First War Bond of the 20th Century.” Financial History, Spring 2007. www.financialhistory.org

Turner Construction Company. Record of War Activities. Turner Construction Company 1918.

GSA Liberty Loan Building webpage https://www.gsa.gov/real-estate/gsa-properties/visiting-public-buildings/liberty-loan-federal-building


Major Thomas E. Jansen, to Colonel C.S. Ridley, Oct 3, 1917. Office of Public Buildings and Grounds, National Archives RG42

James A. Wetmore, Acting Supervising Architect, to Sedley Chaplin, September 20, 1918. National Archives RG121

Papers of Armistead Peter, Jr., Manuscript 14, Box 73, Folder 3. Armistead Peter, Jr. Diary, November 15, 1918. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden Archive, Washington, D.C.

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