Plan for the Improvement of the West Side of Monument Park.
1902 (dated) 40 x 27.5 in (101.6 x 69.85 cm)
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This is a 1902 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers map of Monument Park, the National Mall, Washington D.C. The map depicts from the President's Park at the bottom to the tidal reservoir, the Maryland Avenue Bridge and Potomac Park at the top, and from Fourteenth Street to Seventeenth Street and the tidal basin on the right. The map centers on Monument Park, which surrounds the Washington Monument. Above Memorial Park and the Washington Monument, B, C, and D Streets are depicted as well as several city blocks. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is identified, as well as the Nursery of the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds. To the right of Monument Park, two fish ponds are illustrated, which, per the map, were part of the U.S. Fish Commission. To the left of Monument Park, across Fourteenth Street, lies the grounds of the Agriculture Department.
This map was prepared under the supervision of Colonel Theo. A. Bingham of the U.S. Army, arranged and drawn by Frederick D. Owen, the Engineer and Architect of the project, and F.F. Gillen, the Assistant Engineer. The map was lithographed by Andrew B. Graham of Washington, D.C. It was prepared to accompany the annual report of Colonel Bingham, dated June 30th, 1902.
Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Blank on verso.