Plan of the Foundation and Cellar of Alice Pike Barney's house in Bar Harbor, Maine

ID: SIA2018-019607

Creator: Stratton, Sidney V

Form/Genre: Interior

Date: c. 1889

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7473, Box: Oversize

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Floor plans of the foundation and cellar of Alice Pike Barney's house in Bar Harbor, Maine. Ink on coated linen paper.


Barney, Alice Pike 1857-1931


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  • Alice Pike Barney (1857-1931), art patron and painter, is best remembered for her efforts to transform Washington, D.C., into the nation's cultural capital during the first quarter of the twentieth century. Alice Pike Barney's home during her residence in Washington, The Barney Studio House, by architect Waddy B. Wood, provided a gathering place for the District's fledgling artists' community. There Barney entertained the likes of Franklin Roosevelt, Sarah Bernhardt, President Taft, and visiting avant-garde artists with elaborate performances of her countless plays, mime dramas, ballets, and musical productions. Barney convinced Congress to fund the building of the National Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument in 1916.
  • For additional blueprints of Alice Pike Barney's Bar Harbor, Maine house, see also SIA2018-019607 - SIA2018-019611. For additional blueprints and images of the Barney Studio House, see SIA2018-019601 - SIA2018-019606, 92-3532, and 96-1367. For images of Alice Pike Barney, see 96-1367, 2004-63043, SIA2007-0151, and SIA2007-0152.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7473, Box: Oversize

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c. 1889

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 11w x 10h; Type of Image: Architectural Drawing; Medium: Paper

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