Foreign News: New U. S. Embassy

New U.S. Embassy

On July 4, with the Stars and Stripes and the French Tricolor fluttering from a thousand poles, the new U. S. Embassy on the Avenue d'Iéna (Paris) was formally opened.

Ambassador Myron T. Herrick purchased the building—built in 1887 at a cost of over $1,000,000 by President Grèvy of France for a home—on his own responsibility for $200,000. The following month, Congress voted the requisite appropriation, but had not Mr. Herrirk acted as he did, the finest embassy building in Paris might have been lost to the U. S.

The entrance hall is marble. At...

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