National Park Service Signage for Women's Rights National Historic Park

A “waterwall” is the centerpiece of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park’s exterior landscape. It sets the words of the 1848 Declaration of Sentimentsinto letters of hydrocut stainless steel, set flush into stone panels. A thin layer of water courses over the steel and stone throughout the day, animating the words of history’s courageous women. The main sign, and several secondary signs, were traditionally v-incised and gold-leafed by hand in monumental sandstone. The remaining signs are sandblasted stone. The project also includes porcelain enamel orientation and directional signage. The simplicity, legibility and regularity of the typeface used for the waterwall, Stone Serif, was adopted for use in other parts of the project, which eventually resulted in one common typeface throughout the Park.