The Old Curiosity Shop: McDonnell and Sons Monument Company

Parks officials were mortified at the malfeasance. TheĀ Soldiers’ and Sailors’ MonumentĀ in Lafayette Square was cracking and crumbling only six years after its erection in 1882 during the city’s semi-centennial year. A structural review was undertaken, revealing careless workmanship throughout the foundation of the monument. The core of rubble and mortar was inadequate to the taskContinue reading “The Old Curiosity Shop: McDonnell and Sons Monument Company”