Columbia Heights in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Budget constraints meant the designers could not specify natural stone for the desired Renaissance forms. To find a solution, the park's architect in charge, Horace Peaslee, turned to the Earley Studio in Arlington Virginia, renowned for its artistry and craftsmanship.
"For John Earley, Meridian Hill Park was the beginning of an involvement with concrete that was to last nearly thirty years. Eventually, he became the world's foremost expert on the practical aspects of concrete making, and under his direction the Earley Studio executed works of such unusual complexity and beauty that they have never been equalled. " -- Frederick Cron, historian
For more information go to: www.nps.gov/mehi
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 38° 55.332′ N, 77° 2.128′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from 15th Street Northwest north of Chapin Street Northwest, on the left when traveling north. This is one of four markers are on the eastern side of Meridian Hill Park along the park paths paralleling 15th Street just south of the comfort stations. They are across the street from 2407 15th St NW Washington, DC 20009. Touch for map. 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); Park Designers (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 27, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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