Columbia Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Meridan Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
After Burnap returned to private practice in 1917, Peaslee submitted revisions that greatly simplified the Mall. As automobiles were rapidly replacing horse-drawn carriages in the city, he eliminated vehicular access into the park. He added a pedestrian entrance on 15th Street and shifted the Buchanan Memorial off the main axis to the east of the plaza. When park construction began in 1918, landscape designer Ferrruccio Vitale was hired to develop a planting plan for Meridian Hill Park. Following Peaselee's lead, Vitale greatly simplified the lower park. He eliminated the 16th Street entrance to the Great Terrace, the bridge over the Cascades and the oval amphitheater, and simplified the pathways to the Hillside Gardens.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 55.332′ N, 77° 2.128′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 15th St. NW. Touch for map. This is one of four markers on the eastern side of Meridian Hill Park along the park paths paralleling 15th Street just south of the comfort station. It is across the street from 2407 15th St NW Washington, DC 20009. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Visionary and Park Champion (here, next to this marker); Creating the "City Beautiful" (here, next to this marker); Design Challenges (here, next to this marker); Mansions, Parks, and People (within shouting distance of this marker); An American Meridian (within shouting distance of this marker); College Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campus to Army Camps and Back Again (about 300 feet away); Art for the People (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
Also see . . . Meridan Hill Park. This URL appears on the marker. (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.