Notes, Jun. 9, 1924

The French Government officially accepted a recent offer by John Davison Rockefeller, Jr., of $1,000,000 for reconstruction of the roof of Rheims Cathedral, repairs to the fountains of Versailles, general reconditioning of the grounds of Fontainebleau Palace. In thanking Mr. Rockefeller for his munificence, Premier Poincare declared it to be "witness of your unswerving friendship for France and your admiration for her architectural glories which belong, as you so well say, to the artistic patrimony of the whole world."

Two central arches of the Parmil Bridge at Nantes...

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