Proposed National Botanic Garden

Title

Proposed National Botanic Garden

Description

In the late 1920s, Congress and Washington city planners debated moving the Botanic Garden from the Mall to a larger location elsewhere in the District. This map shows a proposed plan for the Botanic Garden on a much larger site than is possible on the National Mall. While the Garden ultimately remained on the Mall, the area on this map is now the home of the National Arboretum.

Source

District of Columbia Public Library. View original.

Date

1929

Coverage

Appearance

Map

Description

In the late 1920s, Congress and Washington city planners debated moving the Botanic Garden from the Mall to a larger location elsewhere in the District. This map shows a proposed plan for the Botanic Garden on a much larger site than is possible on the National Mall. While the Garden ultimately remained on the Mall, the area on this map is now the home of the National Arboretum.

Creator

National Fine Arts Commission

Date

1929

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

District of Columbia Public Library. View original.