Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1956 June 26, Petersburg, VA [to] Watkins Abbitt, Washington, D.C.

Title

[Letter] 1956 June 26, Petersburg, VA [to] Watkins Abbitt, Washington, D.C.

Description

A.E. Hyatt of Petersburg, Virginia wrote to Abbitt about a $5 million plan for revisions to the U.S. Capitol Building. Hyatt objected to the materials, cost, and potential "radical" style of "modern architects.". Hyatt prefered to let the "sandstone wear a bit longer," for the capitol was a symbol of America, and did not need renovation. Hyatt also mentioned that Senator Byrd was favorable to his suggestions. This letter was sent as a response to information Abbitt sent on the construction. Abbitt thanked him for Hyatt concern and promised to keep his opinions in mind.

Creator

Hyatt, A.E.

Date

1956-06-26

Contributor

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, correspondent

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

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Text

Spatial Coverage

Petersburg, Virginia

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Citation

Hyatt, A.E., “[Letter] 1956 June 26, Petersburg, VA [to] Watkins Abbitt, Washington, D.C.,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 22, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/10.

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