Garrett Peck - The Smithsonian Castle and the Seneca Quarry

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Can you name the stone used to construct the Smithsonian Castle? In his companion volume to The Potomac River: A History and Guide, Peck, a D.C.-area historian, tells us that the Castle is built of red sandstone from the Seneca Quarry, twenty miles outside the District. There was more to the quarry than stone, however, and Peck chronicles the dramatic lives and times of those who owned and worked on the site.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
20008 Washington
By Garrett Peck, Richard Stamm (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781609499297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press (SC) - February 12th, 2013

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