A wrought iron metalwork gate created by the blacksmith and artist Philip Simmons. The gate has two halves, one with a female latch with an inverted L-shaped vertical slide lock. The other has the male latch with a decorative hook that slides up and down on two bolts. Each door of the gate is primarily composed of seven evenly spaced vertical bars. Halfway up each gate is an open section with curving French scroll work positioned horizontally. Similar scroll work is present as the top decoration of the gate. The gate doors are taller at their center than on their hinge side.
National Museum of African American History and Culture