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Original Entrance to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts


The original entrance to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



With the rotunda side of the building facing the lake in Hagerstown City Park, the original entrance to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts was designed on the opposite side of the building facing back to the park. The driveway ran alongside the lake to a parking area in the rear. The facade features the Museum’s name inscribed in large capitals flanked by rosettes. Inset in the rooftop balustrade, a panel showing an artist’s palette further denotes the building’s use.        


The building was intended to be a modest foundation for the Museum, designed so that additions could easily be added as the collection grew. Anna Singer frequently referred to the original building as the “first unit” of the building. She followed through with this plan for enlargement of the Museum’s building with her 1946 offer to fund two new wings, which were completed in 1949. A later addition, begun in 1994, formed an open courtyard around the original entrance.




ID:
wcmfa008

Creator:
Photographer - A. Leigh Sanders, Baltimore

Rights:
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Collection Location:
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Original Size:
21 x 26 cms

Subject:
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (Md.), Anniversaries, etc.; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (Md.), History; Art museums, Maryland, Washington County, History; Hagerstown (Md.), history.

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1928-2006

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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