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National Capital Building

Guide to the Bryant Slides Collection, 1940-1981 ( Guide to the Collection )
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Material Information

Title:
National Capital Building
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Cuba
Physical Description:
35 mm
Creator:
Unknown
Otero, Raul, 1920s- ( Architect )
Raynieri, Eugenio, 1883-1960 ( Architect )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Architecture -- Cuba -- Havana
Capitolio (Havana, Cuba)
Havana (Cuba) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Historic buildings -- Cuba -- Havana
Historic sites -- Cuba -- Havana
Havana (Cuba) -- Description and travel
Havana (Cuba) -- Public buildings
Havana (Cuba) -- Capitol
Automobiles -- Cuba -- 1950-1960
Genre:
Transparencies
Spatial Coverage:
Cuba -- Caribbean region -- Havana

Notes

General Note:
The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. The are organized by geographical location.
General Note:
Picture was taken from Prado Street. El Capitolio, or National Capital Building was built between April 1, 1926 and May 20, 1929. Many of the best Cuban architects joined forces on the project.
General Note:
In 1925, Gerardo Machado was elected president. Soon afterward under the mandate of the legislature he commissioned a new design from the Cuban architects Raul Otero and Eugenio Raynieri. The previous, partially completed building was demolished and work began on the new building on 1 April 1926. Construction was overseen by the U.S. firm of Purdy and Henderson.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries ( SOBEK page | external link )
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida ( SOBEK page | external link )
Rights Management:
All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, FL 32816 phone (407) 823-2576, email: speccoll@mail.ucf.edu
Resource Identifier:
CFM1972_01a
Sheet 24: 9
Classification:
System ID:
CA01200368:00001

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