Meridian Hill Park

Bounded by 16th, Euclid, 15th, and W Sts., NW., Washington, District of Columbia

Photos 

SIXTEENTH STREET NICHE, SHOWING PARK NAME, August 1976

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

Located between 15th, 16th W, and Euclid Streets, NW is one of the most distinguished examples of Landscape design in Washington. The Hilly Terrain of the Twelve Acre Site and the beaux-arts training of the designers produced a design that is an elaborate architectural composition as well as a landscaped park. Among the major features are the mall, the Italianate cascade, the Great Terrace and the monument to President Buchanan. The architectural elements are constructed with exposed pebble concrete, and represent some of the earliest uses of this material in the United States. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS DC-532)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 25, 1974
Reference number
74000273
Architectural styles
Victorian: Renaissance; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Landscape Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Park
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1910; 1920; 1936
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 24
Contributing sites: 1
Contributing objects: 6

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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