Art: History in Granite

Since its birth, the U.S. has been so busy making history that it has found little time to enshrine that history in formal monuments. America's pyramids are its functional skyscrapers, and its triumphal arches are the factory girders. Last week a committee of Americans (including Milton Eisenhower, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, General Lucius Clay, John L. Lewis) announced plans for a huge monument to the U.S. past, to be erected atop Pine Mountain, near Warm Springs, Ga.

The idea for the "Hall of Our History" came to Milwaukee-born Eric Gugler, an architect who has already built a dozen memorials, but...

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