The Architect of the Capitol has identified critical maintenance requirements to preserve Frederick Law Olmsted's Summerhouse. Water is leaking through the central brick and bluestone fountain eroding the historic masonry.
The work will take place from March 2022 through fall 2022. It includes dismantling the brick-and-mortar water fountain, repairing the associated plumbing, and restoring the waterproofing and masonry structure.
Perimeter sidewalks will remain open. Existing iron gates, cones and stanchions will be used to restrict pedestrian access to interior portions of the Summerhouse while work is being performed.