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Soft Portuguese Style - History
... from the 1926 revolution and led by Oliveira Salazar, embarked upon a wide-ranging public works policy, beginning in the 1930s ... Initially, in new public buildings, a monumental modernist style prevailed, with Art Deco characteristics ... the Portuguese Government started to prefer a nationalistic style for its new public constructions ...
Louis Michel Thibault - Life and Career
... retaining his rank, and in February 1786 was appointed Company building inspector under Captain Sebastiaan Willem van de Graaff, son of the Governor ... Between 1786 and 1790 Thibault designed all new public buildings and a number of private houses ... Dutch East India Company was virtually bankrupt and all work on public buildings and fortifications was stopped ...
Civic Center, Oakland, California - Public Buildings
... The district is heavily sprinkled with government buildings to include Oakland's historic Civic Center Post Office on the city block bounded by Alice, Jackson, 13th and 12th Streets, the federal Social Security Administration Building on Jackson Street, two Alameda County government office buildings, the Alameda County Law Library, Oakland's Main Library on 14th Street, The Alameda County Courthouse on Lake Merritt, Oakland's historic Fire Alarm Building on Oak Street, the Oakland Museum on 12th Street, and the Kaiser Convention Center anchoring the east end of the neighborhood near the 12th Street Dam. ...
United States Commission Of Fine Arts - Formation of The CFA
... the Cosmos Club and American Institute of Architects formed the Public Art League, a new organization whose purpose was to lobby for a new agency of the federal ... proposed the razing of all residences and other buildings on Lafayette Square and building tall, Neoclassical government office buildings with facades of white marble around the ... some streets, and constructing major new museums and public buildings along the Mall's length ...

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