National Mall and Memorial ParksGeorge Washington shaped many aspects of the nation's capital. He championed placing the capital along the Potomac River then personally selected the site. He chose architect Pierre L'Enfant to design the city. L'Enfant envisioned a capital with symbolically-placed key buildings, a cross-grid street system with intersections for future commemorative sites. At its center, L'Enfant planned a grand space known as the Mall, with the houses of government perched on its edges and a monument to George Washington at its cross-axis. The basic concepts of L'Enfant's design still can be seen today.
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323619 N 4306491|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88960000, -77.03366667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.376', W 77° 2.02'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 22.56" N, 77° 2' 1.2" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15th St NW, Washington DC 20024, US|
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