Washington, D.C. in Vintage Postcards

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Arcadia Publishing, 2005 - History - 128 pages
Created as a Federal City over two centuries ago, Washington, D.C., was designed by architect Pierre L'Enfant on land purchased by the government from Maryland and Virginia. L'Enfant's vision of wide, tree-lined avenues, mixed with modifications by the McMillan Commission in the early 1900s and exemplified by many other architects and sculptors, has evolved into a unique, fast-paced, and politically focused Capital City of the United States of America.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
Capitol Hill Area
9
White House Area
21
Pennsylvania Avenue Area
33
Southeast and Southwest Area
47
National Mall Area
55
Various Buildings
65
Special Events and Sightseeing
77
Circles Squares and Statues
87
Bridges
95
Churches Hotels and Institutions of Higher Learning
101
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Authors Gayle and Dale Floyd have collected over 200 vintage postcards to compile this rich pictorial history that documents the growth and change of Washington, D.C., from 1898 to the 1940s. They have lived in the area for over 35 years, and both are members of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, D.C. Dale Floyd is also an active military historian/archivist and has published many books, articles, and essays.

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