Until 1874, the gateposts stood at the foot of the west capitol grounds, but in that year were moved to their present locations. The gateposts are sand stone pillars measuring 5' x 5' at the base and approximately 12' in height. The design of the…

The District of Columbia War Memorial was constructed in West Potomac Park in 1931 as an open-air, circular Greek temple with fluted Doric columns supporting a round dome. The columns sit atop a raised base with two sets of steps leading up to the…

The figure is framed in a doorway, flanked by doric pilasters which support a cornice and frieze. Above the cornice there is 1m attic story with a Greek key band around the base and an eagle in flight carrying a wreath of oak leaves in a relief panel…

The parks were a primary feature of the McMillan Commission Plan, the nation’s preeminent manifestation of the City Beautiful ideal of grand civic space. They are the cumulative product of a century of work by noted American architects. They are…

The Urn originally sat atop a marble column in Havana, Cuba until damaged by a hurricane in 1926. It was then placed on a marble plinth and sent to the United States in 1928, where it was received by President Calvin Coolidge and positioned outside…