Mullett-Smith Press is interested in Desktop production of musical
scores, information on Architectural History and Historic Preservation. We
have pages to visit on Urgent Needs for buildings by the architect, A.B.
Mullett, that need funding, letters to those in Congress or in GSA.
We are members of The National Society of Arts and Letters, Washington
Chapter and provide pages on their competitions and former winners.
We are members of AIIM, ARMA, Treasury Historical Association
, Capitol Historical Society, Society for Scholarly Publishers, National
Museum of Women in the Arts, various nature preservation organizations, and
other organizations. We are listed n Who's Who of American Women 2000-2004,
Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.
GSA has closed the Pioneer Post Office in Portland,
and will turn it into use only for the 3 judges now occupying the building. The worst of the plan is using
unneeded seismic upgrade, installing an underground parking lot putting a
huge hole in the walls, and we all know how easy it is to get car bombs
into underground lots! All US Senators from Oregon and all but one of Oregon's
Congressmen have now listened to the citizens of Portland who want the building
to remain as is. Voice your opposition
to GSA's very expensive construction plan. Contact Michael Levine, Regional Environmental Program Officer, GSA - 1-PDTB, 400 15th Street, SW, Auburn, WA 98001 The release date for the Environmental Assessment was 12/5/2003. The comment period of the EA ended 30 days later when the GSA Regional Administrator signs the FONSI. email
and lovers of National Treasures, San
Francisco Mint GSA has surrendered ownership of the Mint.
This is in response to the public notice for its disposal. GSA held up the
transfer, wishing to force huge expenses on the city for the reconstruction
of the chimneys. The Mint had originally agreed to rebuild the chimneys for
the new owners when it transfered custody of the building to GSA but GSA
is not telling the City of S.F. of this agreement. Has the Mint backed down?
Meanwhile the Mayor's office is proceeding productively.
Historic Preservationists raised $201,000 by April 15, 2000 to restore
the north wing of U.S. Treasury Building Restoration
fund. Treasury Historical Association The restoration is now complete
and the North wing is reopened. The East wing is now being cleaned and preserved.
A. B. Mullett and his buildings...
A. B. Mullett (1834 - 1890) lived most of his adult life in Washington,
DC designing buildings for over 10 years for the United States Government
across the United States. In addition to his many public buildings, private
and commercial office buildings and homes benefitted from his design talents
in Washington, DC, New York City area, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee,
and Maryland . His remaining buildings are registered Historic Landmarks.
Most famous of his historic landmarks are the recently renamed Old Executive
Office Building (next to the White House and for 20 years referred in newspapers
as "the White House Basement" until Oliver North explained in testimony
that his office was on the fourth or fifth floor of one of the largest historic
office buildings in Washington) now The Eisenhower Executive Office Building
and the San Francisco Mint Museum currently being
transferred from GSA ownership to San Francisco ownership. The new owners, City of San Francisco, have turned over the renovation and transformation of the old Mint to a museum and money is being solicited to help fund the restoration. If the funds are insufficient and the renovation cannot be completed on time, the project is lost. It may revert back to GSA. That would be a shame. Contact the Mayor's office of the city of San Francisco to learn where to make contributions to keep this project viable.
- The St. Louis Post Office (which was built on quicksand but has shown no
signs of settling in over 150 years) is also in trouble again due to GSA. There is an effort by the Park Service to get this building in order before it is transfered to new ownership.
Arthur Dove... Arthur G. Dove was America's
first abstract artist and arguably among the world's first abstract artists.
Suzanne Mullett Smith wrote her master's thesis on Arthur Dove and part of
her degree required making a catalogue of all of his works so that in future
generations, identifying an original from potential forgeries would be much
easier. The catalog is now in the American Art Archives located in the Smithsonian
Institution's American Painting Museum. Mrs. Smith's thesis was copied and
quoted without sufficient reference by most publications on Arthur Dove for
over 25 years after it was first released. Master's thesis submissions were
not covered under copyright law in those days.
National Society of Arts and
Letters, Washington Chapter ...
- Publications now in print...
- We also invite you to visit the page set up by Treasury Historical Association
A professionally prepared publication was subcontracted through the
University of Arizona Press. Legend of the Hopi Indians, Spider Woman
Stories by G. M. Mullett is available from University of Arizona
Press and several on-line bookstores. We invite you to check your favorite
search engine for sales of this publication. It is in its 8th edition and
is comprised of turn of the century Hopi (Native American) legends.
See a list of my current publications: In Print
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