Art: Cornerstone Man

One day last week a bald paunchy septuagenarian marched briskly out of the Treasury Department and into a banquet spread for him by his friends at Washington's Hotel Carlton. That march and meal ended the 49-year-long government career of the man whose name is carved on the cornerstones of more post offices, customs houses, federal court houses and office buildings than that of any other U. S. citizen.

All architects and builders know James Alphonso Wetmore even if the general public never heard of him. From 1915 to 1934...

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