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18 July 2013

CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–a
Owner(s): U.S. Mint –
Address:  –
Description: Congressional Gold Medal honoring the service of Native American Code Talkers Designs for six gold medals (with silver and bronze duplicates) – Final

RECOMMENDATION: Pueblo of Acoma Tribe: Obverse #2, with the rifle removed due to its weak artistry and confusing suggestion of a sloped plane for the seated soldier. Reverse #2, with the request for careful detailing to assure the legibility of the ring of numerous design elements overlapping the central field edge.

Hopi Tribe: Obverse #4, with the text "U.S. Army" replaced by "A Code Never Broken" as in alternative #1. Reverse #3, as the simplest design.

Oneida Nation: Obverse #3, due to the sense of movement and the profile pose, with the request to remove the eagle feathers as a confusing design element. Reverse #3, with the oval motif remove, and a request for careful study of the sculptural treatment of the animal prints (graphically rendered as black or white in the submitted drawings).

Ponca Tribe: Obverse #4, with the removal of the circular motif of radio waves and the secondary soldier at the far lower left; the remaining portraits should also be adjusted so that the soldier's helmet does not obscure Chief White Eagle's chin. Reverse #1, the only submitted alternative, as a clear and simple design.

Tonto Apache Tribe: Obverse #1, due to the sense of movement, the profile pose, and the clear two–figure composition. Reverse #1, as the simplest and most dramatic of the alternatives.

White Mountain Apache Tribe: Obverse #3, due to the interesting composition incorporating a background silhouette portrait, with a request for further refinement of the foreground soldier's bent leg. Reverse #1, the only submitted alternative, with a request to slightly reduce the size of the emblem within the textured field to improve the clarity of this complex composition.
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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–b
Owner(s): Department of Agriculture – U.S. National Arboretum Flowering Tree Walk
Address: New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road, NE –
Description: Extension of Flowering Tree Walk, Phase II – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the concept design for the Phase II extension of the Flowering Tree Walk to complete the loop around the main meadow at the U.S. National Arboretum, as shown in materials received and dated 3 July 2013. Details and materials conform to previously approved and installed Phase I of the walk.

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–c
Owner(s): Department of Agriculture – U.S. National Arboretum Herb Garden
Address: New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road, NE –
Description: Garden renovation, improvements, and additions – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the concept design for the renovation of the Herb Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum, as shown in materials received and dated 3 July 2013. The work will include removing and replacing wood components on existing benches; removing and replacing brick pavers; modifying the irrigation system; removing the existing shed and replacing with new; removing and replacing trellis, fencing, and gates; enlarging the enclosed fenced work yard; and removing the existing gravel access road and replacing with a new porous paving access road from Meadow Road.

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–d
Owner(s): U.S. Department of the Army –
Address: Building 18 – Fort McNair, Corner of B and Canal Streets, SW
Description: Vehicle storage building and operations facility for the U.S. Army Transportation Agency – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the concept design for a new vehicular storage building and operations facility for the U.S. Army Transportation Agency to be located at Fort McNair at the corner of B and Canal Streets, SW, as shown in materials received and dated 3 July 2013. Recommend additional study of the detailing of the water table, pilasters, main door surround, and height of arches over the windows, which should be increased in height. (Previous: CFA 21/MAR/13–3)

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–e
Owner(s): U.S. Department of the Army – Building 235
Address: Joint Base Fort Myer–Henderson Hall – Forrest Circle and Wainwright Road, Arlington, VA
Description: New electrical equipment shelter – Final

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the final plans for the proposed new Building 235, an electrical equipment shelter, at the intersection of Forrest Circle and Wainwright Road in Joint Base Fort Myer–Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia, as shown in materials received and dated 3 July 2013.

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–f
Owner(s): D.C. Public Library – Southeast Neighborhood Library
Address: 403 7th Street, SE –
Description: Replacement doors – Final

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the final plans for replacement front doors to replicate the original doors, as shown in materials received and dated 3 July 2013.

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–g
Owner(s): D.C. Department of General Services – George Peabody School Early Childhood Center
Address: 425 C Street, NE –
Description: Phase I, Exterior renovations including and general repairs – Final

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the final plans for the Phase I, exterior renovations and modernization of the George Peabody School Early Childhood Center, as shown in materials received and dated 19 June and 3 July 2013, The work includes: a new entrance canopy; replacement wood doors to match original doors; repair of existing historic windows with AC units that will be removed, and general exterior repairs as required.

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–h
Owner(s): D.C. Department of General Services – Mundo Verde Public Charter School
Address: (former John F. Cook Elementary School) – 44 P Street, NW
Description: Building rehabilitation and addition – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the basic concept design for the proposed building renovation and freestanding addition to the former John F. Cook Elementary School for the Mundo Verde Public Charter School, as shown in materials received and dated 3 July 2013, provided that the proposed front entry vestibule on the historic building be deleted or made more transparent and lighter in character so that the original entryway can be seen, and that the treatment of the replacement windows replicate the original mullion patterns. Recommend consultation with the Commission staff and the DC Historic Preservation Office before the next submission.

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–i
Owner(s): DC Water – 16th and Alaska NW Water Pumping Station
Address: 16th Street and Alaska Avenue, NW –
Description: Installation of an emergency generator and landscaping – Final

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the final plans for the proposed installation of an emergency generator and landscape improvements for the water pumping station located at 16th Street and Alaska Avenue, NW as shown in materials received and dated 3 July 2013.

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–j
Owner(s): D.C. Department of Transportation –
Address: Public alley – Residential alley off R Street between 31st and 32nd Streets, NW
Description: Reconstruct alley in the northern portion of Square 1281 – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the concept design for the installation of a green alley with either pervious concrete or pervious asphalt paving on vehicular alley off R Street, and with either red color pavers or bricks on a sand base on the pedestrian alley off 32nd Street, as shown in materials received and dated 13 June 2013. Submit construction drawings for review by the Commission and the Old Georgetown Board. The Old Georgetown Board reviewed the proposed paving of the residential alley at its meeting of 3 July 2013.

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–k
Owner(s): U.S. General Services Administration – FC Boilermaker LLC The Yards
Address: The Boilermaker Building (Building 167) – 300 Tingey Street, SE
Description: Sign – Final

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the final plans for the proposed tenant signs on Building 167, The Boilermaker Building, for a GNC store, as shown in materials received and dated 5 July 2013. (Submitted under case number SL 13–102.)

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–l
Owner(s): National Park Service –
Address: Reservation 78 – Massachusetts Avenue and F and North Capitol Streets, NW
Description: Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Famine–Genocide of 1932–33 – Final

RECOMMENDATION: Project approved by delegation. See letter dated 5 July 2013. Final design conforms with the previous recommendations of the Commission. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Previous: CFA 19/JUL/12–2)

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CFA Number: CFA 18/JUL/13–m
Owner(s): D.C. Department of General Services – Stuart–Hobson Middle School
Address: 410 E Street, NE –
Description: Building renovation, alterations, and additions – Final

RECOMMENDATION: Project approved by delegation. See letter dated 26 June 2013. Final design conforms with the previous recommendations of the Commission. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. (Previous: CFA 21/FEB/13–g)

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Last Modified: September 27, 2013