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Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Mason Estate

 
 
The Mason Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 15, 2020
1. The Mason Estate Marker
Inscription.  
In contrast to the island today, this 1818 map by Robert King portrays the island as one continuous garden rich in native and cultivated plants, flowers, and fruits and divided by an avenue planted with trees. The estate was the summer retreat for the family and friends of John Mason.

En contraste con la isla de hoy día este mapa hecho por Robert King en 1818 nos muestra la isla como un jardín lleno de plantas, flores, y frutas indígenas y cultivadas. La isla estaba dividida por una avenida plantada de árboles y en una época era el sitio de veraneo de la familia y los amigos de John Mason.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 38° 53.576′ N, 77° 3.727′ W. Marker is in Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, District of Columbia. Located along a foot trail in Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Natural by Design (here, next to this marker); Mason Mansion (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct
The Mason Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 8, 2008
2. The Mason Estate Marker
The marker stands at stop 9 of the walking trail.
line); Urban Wilderness (about 700 feet away); Naturalist (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Vernon Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia); Making the Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Force of Nature (approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia); American Indian Villages and Captain John Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Theodore Roosevelt Island.
 
The Island Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 8, 2008
3. The Island Today
Contrasting with the map on the marker, the island today is heavily timbered and has considerable undergrowth.
The Mason Estate image. Click for full size.
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4. The Mason Estate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on April 9, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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