Lafayette Square Lonnie J. Hovey

ISBN: 9781467122030

Published: August 18th 2014

Paperback

127 pages


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Lafayette Square  by  Lonnie J. Hovey

Lafayette Square by Lonnie J. Hovey
August 18th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 127 pages | ISBN: 9781467122030 | 6.31 Mb

Lafayette Squares rich history dates back to the founding of the District of Columbia when Pierre LEnfant planned it as part of the grounds for the presidents house. The square was one of the first open spaces within the city to be designed as a public park. Across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, the parks neighborhood became home to presidents, vice presidents, cabinet members, diplomats, inventors, journalists, heroes, authors, scientists, law breakers, and scoundrels.

Today, the square and its sculptures are surrounded by government offices, but symbolically, it is the White Houses front yard, making it an attractive destination. Using historic photographs, Lafayette Square captures the squares social, political, and architectural history, highlighting important past events.



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