National Zoo: Springweiler Bas-Reliefs – Washington DC

Project type: Art, Sculpture and Bas Relief
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Description

Erwin Springweiler designed the sculptures of elephants and mammoths above the interior doors in the Elephant House at National Zoo.

The actual carving was done by Lombard & Ludwig, architectural sculptors, during construction of the Elephant House in 1936-37.

These works were paid for by the Treasury Relief Arts Project (TRAP).

 

 

Source notes

Virginia Price, Historic American Building Survey, National Zoological Park Elephant House,  HABS No. DC-777-C, c. 2006.  Washington DC: National Park Service.

Project originally submitted by Richard Walker on January 7, 2020.

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Location Info


3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Coordinates: 38.9319, -77.0524

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