By 1900 the Zoo's size had increased to "about 170 acres" due to three successive additions on the park's southwestern edge bordering Cathedral Avenue. In fiscal 1921, the park acquired a long coveted 5-2/3 acre section of land in the present…

Over the years people have come to associate Holt House with Presidents John Quincy Adams, Jackson, and Van Buren, but no substantial evidence has been uncovered to support these claims. Since 1891 it has served as the administrative headquarters for…