Lonnie J. Hovey's Lafayette Square (Images of America) PDF

By Lonnie J. Hovey

Lafayette Square's wealthy background dates again to the founding of the District of Columbia whilst Pierre L'Enfant deliberate it as a part of the grounds for the president's apartment. The sq. was once one of many first open areas in the urban to be designed as a public park. throughout Pennsylvania road from the White residence, the park's local grew to become domestic to presidents, vice presidents, cupboard participants, diplomats, inventors, reporters, heroes, authors, scientists, legislation breakers, and scoundrels. this day, the sq. and its sculptures are surrounded by way of executive places of work, yet symbolically, it's the White House's entrance backyard, making it an enticing vacation spot. utilizing ancient photos, Lafayette sq. captures the square's social, political, and architectural heritage, highlighting very important earlier events.

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