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Play Historic Preservation Scavenger Hunt

May 31, 2013
This week we will highlight certain memorable people – you may want to do some research yourself, as we only give you a bit of information here. A New York lawyer who established his practice in Washington in 1858, Hiram Scofield distinguished himself in the Civil War — he rose from a private to brigadier general during the years 1861-1866. Scofield returned to Washington to continue his practice — you will see his name in front of another lawyer’s offices today. The Scofield monument is on the main road, east of the center circle. It is a very elegant example of ancient Egyptian-style sculpture, shaped like a sarcophagus and ornamented with images of papyrus plants. Who are the two other people noted on the bronze plaque with Hiram?

The City of Washington Historic Preservation Commission invites the community to celebrate Preservation Month and win a signed copy of Mike Kramme's new book on Washington's historic buildings this May by wandering the city in search of our historic architecture for the next four weeks.

This year, you will be looking in the cemeteries. All the answers to the clues can be found in the two local cemeteries. We know we don't need to caution you about respecting these grounds, but please take care as you wander in search of markers and mausoleums.

How to play: Clip out the entry form and complete it throughout the week by answering the questions for the photo cues.

Entry forms must be received by 5 p.m. the following Monday at the Washington Public Library; answers must be legible. Every entry with four correct answers will be entered in the final drawing. One entry per person/family per week, please.

Answers will be published the following week.

The winner will be notified by phone and announced in The Journal. Members of the Historic Preservation Commission and others with direct knowledge of this contest are ineligible to participate.

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