Meridian Hill Park, Bounded by Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Euclid & W Streets, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC
For additional documentation, see also HALS DC-55 (Meridian Hill Park, Noyes Armillary Sphere)
Significance: 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.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-64
Survey number: HABS DC-532
Building/structure dates: ca. 1936 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 74000273