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i WASHINGTON AS IT IS TODAY TODAY4AtlhiiTop TODAY4t
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Condition Conditio of the Mall MallMONUMENT MallMONUMENT 1 1MONUME
MONUMENT MONUME T t tARDEN ARDEN AND MALL MALLvloolcn MJLLnook MALLCooktngToward
vloolcn nook CooktngToward gTow Toward rd Capitol apitol as Proposed Pr posed in in the Plans is is S howir in inthe ini in inthe
i the Center CenterLINCOLN CenterLINCOLN t J tJ tH
H LINCOLN MEMORIAL AND FOREST FORESTVie FORESTVicw FORESTVim
Vie Vicw Vim From Monument as Designed by the Park Commission is uDepicted isDepicted isDepided
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ILL Washington W ashington be bethe bethe bethe
the most beautiful beautifulr beautifulcity
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r city a in In the th worldIf world worldIf worldIf
If the plans forthe for forthe forthe
the beautification of the city con conceived conceIved conceived ¬
ceived by LEnfant L nfant and George GeorgeWashington GeorgeVashinrton GeorgeWashington
Washington and worked out in de detail detail detail ¬
tail by the Park Commission are arecarried arecarried arecarried
carried out it will beT be If the thepolicy thepolicyof policy policyof policyof
of considering every building and andstatue andstatue andstatue
statue as an entity without withoutreIalion withoutreIalionto relation relationto relationto
to the whole plan of the city is
adopted it will not be Neither will willit wiltit willit
it lead the citiesof citiesofthe the world if ifthe ifthepresent the thepresent thepresent
present proposition to change the thesite thesite thesite
site of the Grant memorial from fromthe frOmthe fromthe
the noble Union square to some someother someother someother
other place prevails prevailsX prevailsspeakJng prevailsspeaking
X speaking of t the plans of the early earlyi earlydesIgners earlydesigners
i designers of the city and those of ofthe atthe ofthe
the Park Commission a notable notablearchitect notabllarchitect notablearchitect
architect says saysWashington saysVashlngton saysWashington
Washington and Jefferson ex exhibited exhibited exhibited ¬
hibited an active personal interest in inthe Inthe Inthe
the plan of Washington city and andlJSnfant andVEnfant andEnfant
Enfant presented a great Teat artistic
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composition in his design de db with Its pro propatted proatted propored
patted atted park treatment radial streets streetsbeautiful streetsbeautiful strootsbeauUful
beautiful vistas reciprocity of site be bcTween betwtt8 between
Tween points 10lnts of interest and grouping groupingof
of Federal buildings buildingsIt buildingsHIt
HIt It seems strange that with this thisearly thisearly thisearly
early tendency we 1 as a a people should shouldhave shouldhavd shouldhave
have ceased to appreciate the valuo of ofa ofa
a 3 beautiful composition and necessity necessitytor DeceMUytOr necessityfor
tor growth owth under artistic guidance It Itis ItJs ItIs
is only in recent years that travel travelculture travelcuUure travelculture
culture and leisure have again called calledthe calledtbe calledilia
the attention of our people to the thepleasure tbepleasuro thepleasure
pleasure and cultivation derived from frombeautiful frombanutlul frombeautiful
beautiful surroundings surroundingsThe 8u surroundingsThe oun n nThe
The report of the Park Commission Commissionon Corm 1Lssfon 1Lssfonon
on the future development of Wash Washington Wasbln WashtnSton ¬
ln ington n city secured by the efficient
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thudiasm thu tesftl that ha hu spread aread AlorthSouth North NorthSouth forth forthutll
South utll East Ee t and West In thfa tbI thismoue more morement JnOYement r rmeet
ment culture and business go hand ad It Itband IrbalMl Ithand
band White eniture caJ ia it striving to a atain ataln atale
tale the ideal In lathe the elevatto and lid rt rtflnoment r rftnoment fOnoment
ftnoment of life Ie bee bu lfte s ha hK be bequick bequlek bequlek
qulek to appreciate ppreelatethe the monetary valu valuof valuof valuof
of tcaaty tcaatyIR t tcaatyIx < ty tylR
IR Order rd r that the ylaas pfo s of th thPark thPark LbPark
Park ConuiiluuUm may be Destood uede uedestood u d dstood <
stood clearly Tb The Times pobteh publiehpictureg pobtehpictures pabliehfpictures
pictures of the commission eOllualu The Theclearly Tb TbcJearly Theclearly
clearly Illustrate lllu tr te the elty as asIs as1s ass
Is s and the city as it should and JMI Is dsirod d dsirod 4slrod
sirod to be the moM beautiful hi th tbworld thworld thworld
world Glenn Brown the secretary of ofthe otthe ofthe
the American Institute of o Areattects Are Areattectsexplains lteets lteetsexplains 1 1explains
explains these tb models He says saysTwo saysTwo ys ysTwo
Two models were oere presented pre ente4 toy the thePark theP hePark
Park P rk Commission with ofth their report reportane repoTtene reportone
one showing tb iag the dty asit is the othershowing other othershowing ethersH1ng
showing the u city ae they suggest it itshould Itshould itshould
should ita
is isJfearljr llE llENearly
Nearly Destroyed DestroyedThe
The model of the city as JI it Is show showhow JlhoWhew ahowhew
hew a a want of sympathy y IH well wellmeaatns wellJR9tUtt weilmeaning
meaatns JR9tUtt meaning people has nearly destroy destroythe destroi destroithe destroythe
the great composition left ua by ti tiFather t TL TLFather I IFather
Father of His Country Since the daof da dllot j jof
of Madison each park bunding bWkU K am ammonument antmonument anmonument
monument has been deeigned as a aindividual a a1nd1kiual aIndividual
individual entity without relation t tthe tUIC tthe
the other thus the dignity of U ttcomposition Ucomposltlon Ueempodtion
composition has been lost I L00k1n L00k1nlrem Lookinfrsm okin okinfrom
from the Monument to the Capita Capitoone Capitaone Capiteone
one sees ces a tangle ot trees tr 8 a Jeinb Jeinbof jembof jiunbof
of unrelated buildings jarring or orwith orwith orwith
with tb t the other The unsightly uMl unsightlytanic hU B Btanlc stanl
tanlc tanl < Garden and the Pennsylvan Pennsylvanrailway P6ftnslvanraU PenneylvanraUway
railway raU a station are prominent at atunpleasant atunpleasart l lunpleasar
unpleasant unpleasart = t objects always in plain plainview plainview plainview
view of the CapitoL This model modelgraphically modegrapblaaUy modelgraphically
graphically displays the want of judg judgment JudSment jndgment ¬
ment in the disposition of Federal Federalbuildings FederalBu1ldlng Federalbuildings
buildings without uniformity of design designor
or grouping grou ftlr and D4 the thoughtless d dstruotlon de destructioP destruction
struotlon of the beautiful vistas which whichconstituted whichconstItuted whiohoonetltuted
constituted the fundamental and dis distinctive dkt1ncUve distinctlve ¬
tinctive feature of the original plan planIt piautt plani planFlmpliclty
It ItSlmpUcitv i tt tttfmpUcJty
SlmpUcitv Dignity DignityThe DfgnftrThe MgnitjThe
The model of the Mall which UK Uhnitrates UKuitrates W Wultrat <
nitrates ultrat s the proposed relmtataraaal relmtataraaaland
and development of XJKnfanta d dslgne c1shIne dsigns >
shIne demonstrates what may be b ac accomplished aocompllshcd ascomplished ¬
complished by directness ilmpltoit slmplteltiand ilmpltoitand dmpUc1tnnd
and dignity In park treatment ant antgrouping an anh7oupln angrouping
grouping of classic structures Th Thcomposition Thocompodtlon TAcomposition
composition contemplates contemp1 tc two princl princlpal princlpHI prinotpal
pal axes one cast and west beginningwith beginning beginningwith begI1JlJntwIth
with the Capitol and the Grant Grantmorlal Me Memorial e emortal ¬
mortal In 1 Union square having as II lit litcentral IncUltral litcentral
central feature Rture the Washington Monu Monument Monurnent wnu wnument ¬
ment and ending with ltt the LJnoolr LJnoolrMemorial UDCOlrIemorla1 LinookMemorial
Memorial the other beginning with withthe wlUthe w1Uthe
the White House having KM Its It cen cential cenbal canhat
bal feature ture tho Monument Garden Gardenends Guduends Gardenends
ends with 1th the Monument to the Con Conatltutlon Conamutlon Constitution
atltutlon The planting and roadway roadwayof roadwayof
of the park the architectural l adorn adornraenta adornIntlJ adornments
raenta and the disposition dlspo ltJol of new newbuildings ne nebul1dlng neabuildings
buildings are assigned to emphasis emphastathese emphAshthcac emphasisthese
these axes and enhance and dignlf dignlfthe dlguJtthe dignifthe
the Capitol the White House th thWashington tbWn thWashington
Washington Wn hlngtDn Monument Inument th the Uncol Uncoland IJncotand Lincoland
and Grant Memorials I morla1B and the M Mmorlal Mt Mtmorlal Mrmortal >
morlal to tho Constitution which at arthe atthe atthe
the principal points of Interest an anbeauty ILnbeaut j jbeauty
beauty beaut in the composition compositionPrincipal compositionPrIncIpal eomposttlonPrincipal
Principal Part PartThe PartThe PartThe
The Mall system Is the principal pan panof pFlof parsOf
of the groat plan outlined outUn by b tb tbPark tbPark thPark
Park Commission CommJ slou and is i directly an anVitally amvaally no noYtally
Vitally adectad atrect by the present oontro contraversy oontrovera oontroversy
versy vera over the th location of the t e Gran GrauMemorial GranMemorial Gran1demorSaI
Memorial Of f this lb system BYlSta the a Par ParCommission ParCommJlselon ParsCommisslon
Commission In Its report r pOrt said saidThe saidThe saidThe
The city of Washlugten Wasltl c1 during duringthe durlaytlle duringthe
the century centur since Its foundation hat harbwn hatb barbeen
been b n developed devc1O > ed in the main In accord according acoonllug acoordlug ¬
lug to the plan made in 1791 by b MaJPeter MaJ MaJPeter YaJPeter
Peter Charles LEnfaat and approve approveby approvecby approveeby
by President Washington That plat platthe platthe u uthe
the Commission has aimed to reston rectorsdevelop restondevelop restondewlop
develop and supplement supplementThe supplementThe supplementThe
The Congress Congt House and tit titPresidents u uPr tbtPresidents
Presidents Pr sldcnt8 Palace as he termed termedthem tannetthem termedthem
them were the cardinal features reat ar ofthe artho Qttho
tho LKnfant plan Ian aad Mal these th SQ edlflces edlflcesbe edUloesbe editleesbe
be connected by a grand avenue a afeet MX INfeet MXfeet
feet In breadth and about a mile inlength in inlength i Il Illength
length bordered by gardens e ending endingIn dinz dinzin din dinIn
in a slope from fnn the house on each eachtide eChLlde 1 1side
tide At the point of intersection tntene < LIon of oftwo oftwo oftwo
two lines one drawn through thecenter the thecenter th thcentor
center of the Capitol the other through throughthe thro throthe throu4rthe
the center of the White House IEm IEmfant LE LEfant LEttfant
fant fixed the th site of an equestrian equestrianstatue equ equostrl equostrlstatue
statue of George Washington Wuhin eft one 8tr1t jbf jbfthe r rtbe fthe
the numerous statues voted by trie trieNovember t e eNovember eNovember
November 10 1907
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