Ames Monument- HH Richardson

This monument is a large pyramid in Albany, Wyoming that marked the highest point of the transcontinental railroad. Richardson designed and dedicated the building to Oakes and Oliver Ames who were the Union Pacific Railroad financiers. The town that was around the monument turned into a ghost town shortly after the monument arose. The monument is a four sided pyramid made of native granite. This pyramid is only one of the two designs left of the Mississippi river that Richardson has designed. Even though it was in a different area that he was used to, he still put in his own touches throughout. For example, he deigned 2 sculptures of the Ames brother, one on each of the building. This is one of the more than half of a dozen buildings that Richardson designed for the Ames family.



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