The columns sit atop a raised base with two sets of steps leading up to the floor level of the structure. It was designed with the dual purpose of being both a war memorial and a bandstand, and is large enough to accommodate an eighty-piece band.…

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…

The Godey Lime Kilns were an important part of the thriving mid-19th Century commercial life of Georgetown. The manufacture and sale of lime at this site was conducted from 1864 to 1907. In the Washington area the lime industry can be traced back as…

The Commission of Fine Arts had considered bridge designs for this site for years. Initially, designs were put forth by George Oakley Totten, Jr. and later by Paul Cret. The Commission finally settled on Cret's concrete bridge with dressed limestone…