Improvement of the base and grounds of the Washington monument.
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Improvement of the base and grounds of the Washington monument. Hearings, Seventieth Congress, first session. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Library

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Published by U.S. Govt. print. off. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)

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LC ClassificationsF203.4.W3 U385
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 7 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6471651M
LC Control Number44022125

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The Washington Monument reopened on Sept. 19 after a renovation that modernized the elevator and increased long-term reliability and safety. Check the National Park Service's website for updates before you plan your visit. Built to honor George Washington, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first president of the United.   Built to honor George Washington, the United States' first president, the foot marble obelisk towers over Washington, D.C. Last updated: Novem Contact the Park. Image: Cement foundation under the Washington Monument in May Source: Library of Congress. Eventually, the foundation was covered with a beautiful lawn and the entire grounds landscaped by the Corps, to the delight– and relief– of all D.C. residents, expressed by local newspaper columnist George Alfred Townsend. The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army (–), in the American Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States (–). Located almost due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial, the monument, made of marble, granite, and Location: National Mall, Washington D.C., United States.

With the permission of the District authorities, the marble contractor was authorized to construct this track to the grounds of the Washington Monument from the Baltimore & Potomac tracks on Maryland Avenue. This permitted delivery of marble from the contractor's quarry in Maryland direct to the stone sheds.   3. The monument was once the site of a hostage situation. On December 8, , a year-old Navy veteran, Norman Mayer, drove his van to the base Author: Elizabeth Nix.   Washington, D.C., today may be known for its incredibly flat skyline, but when the Washington Monument opened on Febru (one Occupation: Travel Editor. OLIN’s security redesign of the Washington Monument grounds uses a simple stone retaining wall around the base of the monument. Nestled into the landscape, the wall prevents cars from getting within feet of the monument without appearing obtrusive or inappropriate to the site.

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