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Mrs. Kennedy Surveys the Lafayette Square Reconstruction Plans

This photograph is of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy surveying the Lafayette Square reconstruction plans with architect John Carl Warnecke. With the support of Mrs. Kennedy, Warnecke designed the facades to resemble townhouses. The Lafayette Square plans were a part of a compromise to accommodate the need for new federal buildings while retaining the historic character of the formerly residential neighborhood. Robert L. Knudsen took this photograph on October 17, 1962 at the General Services Administration building in Washington, D.C.
Robert L. Knudsen
Date of Work
October 17, 1962
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum/NARA