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Acacia Griffin statues (1936) - Acacia Life Insurance Bldg (currently Jones-Day) in Washington, D.C.
by Edmond Romulus Amateis, Shreve, Lamb & Harmon (click name for more of that artist's work)
located in James M. Goode's Capitol Hill area (click link for more in that area)

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ACACIA LIFE INSURANCE BUILDING - 1936

ON MARCH 3, 1869 PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSONSIGNED THE CONGRESSIONAL ACT CHARTERINGTHE MASONIC MUTUAL RELIEF ASSOCIATION THAT BECAME ACACIA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANYBUILT AS ITS HEADQUARTERS AND OCCUPIED BY ACACIAUNTIL 1997, THE BUILDING SERVES AS AN EXAMPLE OFAMERICAN NEOCLASSIC ART DECO ARCHITECTURE BYSHREVE, LAMB & HARMON, NEW YORK - DESIGNERS OFTHE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

THE GRIFFINS, MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES THATGUARDED THE TREASURES OF SCYTHIA, WERE DESIGNEDBY EDMOND R. AMATEIS, WHO ALSO DESIGNEDTHE BRONZE DOORS, WEST FACADE, U.S. CAPITOL

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James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 17 Item #1.04; Capitol Hill area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p46 Item #A-3)

Medium: Limestone
Artist: Edmond Romulus Amateis, Shreve, Lamb & Harmon (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Allegory, Mythology
Location: 52 Louisiana Ave (SW of Union Station) Washington, D.C.
See Capitol Hill area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Union Station (Red) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 76004840 (dcMem ID #75 )

Links & other sources
Bio of Amateis' father

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